I'm currently running Windows Vista 64bit with CS5.5 Production Premium. I've tried importing audio as well as video, from both external scratch drives and the main drive, premiere plays 1-10 frames of video or a second of audio and stops. I've had this problem with CS4 and updating no further than 4.1, solved the problem. I've updated both vid and audio drivers, updated premiere to 5.5.2. I've searched the forum but most solutions seem related to mac. I'm at a loss, I'm editing 5d footage, but this problem also applies to standard mp3 files as well. Any ideas would be helpful!
One thing that stands out for me is the use of externals and a main drive. Neither are optimal. Ideally you want a minimum of three internal drives, with five being a better basic arrangement.
Intel Core I7 @ 2.6 Ghz
3Gb of RAM
ATI Radeon 4850 GPU 2Gigs of VRAM
Realtek High Def Audio
238 Gigs of free space on internal drive/937 gigs of free space on external
Projects Settings: Using Premiere preset for Digital SLR 1080p@30fps
1st, while it MAY work, Vista is not a supported version of Windows
2nd, 3gig of ram is barely enough to load Vista and the program, with virtually nothing left over to actually DO anything
3rd, DSLR video requires a STRONG computer... your configuration really is not very strong
This message has a really good graphic about requirements - http://forums.adobe.com/thread/810750 - click the picture to enlarge to readable size