Welcome to the forum.
First, I would look over this ARTICLE on PrE crashes, and prevention.
Next, this ARTICLE gives some background on the Conforming process.
Then, this ARTICLE gives some pointers on Compiling Movie errors.
I would also post the full system specs., and especially your I/O, i.e. HDD's (I suspect there might be a problem here), and also the specs. of your Source Footage. This ARTICLE will give you tips on what info is very useful.
Operating System System Model Windows 7 Ultimate (build 7100) Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. M61PME-S2P
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor Main Circuit Board 2.80 gigahertz AMD Athlon X2 240
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Multi-core (2 total)
Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. M61PME-S2P
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F2 12/30/2008
Drives Memory Modules 320.07 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
125.82 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SE-S084C USB Device [Optical drive]
SAMSUNG HD321HJ SCSI Disk Device (320.07 GB) -- drive 0, s/n S13RJ90SB04688, SMART Status: Healthy
1984 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
Slot 'A0' has 2048 MB
Slot 'A1' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes c: (NTFS on drive 0) * 319.97 GB 125.76 GB free d: (NTFS on drive 0) 105 MB 65 MB free
* Operating System is installed on c:
The media files are avi and are in my videos folder (videos-windows 7)
>I/O, i.e. HDD's
I/O = Input/Output HDD's = Hard Drives
My 3 hard drives to edit AVCHD are configured as...
1 - 320Gig Boot for Win7 64bit Pro and all program installs
2 - 320Gig data for Win7 paging swap file and video project files
When I create a project on #2 drive, the various work files follow,
so my boot drive is not used for the media cache folder and files
3 - 1Terabyte data for all video files... input & output files (*)
(*) for 4 drives, drive 3 all source files & drive 4 all output files
Search Microsoft to find out how to redirect your Windows paging swap file
Trying to use only ONE Hard Drive for Video Editing
You are a music conductor, with a baton that you use to point to various parts of the orchestra... this is like Windows pointing to various parts of the hard drive to do Windows housekeeping or to load program segments for various functions
Now, at the same time and with the same hand... while still using the baton to conduct the orchestra... pick up a bow and play a fiddle... this would be doing something with your video file at the same time as all the other work
You as a person cannot do both at the same time with the same hand
A computer is a LITTLE better, in that it can switch from one kind of task to another very quickly... but not quickly enough for EASY video editing
You need AT LEAST two hard drives (separate drives, never a partition http://forums.adobe.com/thread/650708 for more) with Windows (or Mac OS) and software on your boot drive, and video files on a 2nd drive so the boot drive is not slowed down by trying to do everything
Partition = Crash http://forums.adobe.com/thread/957286
I find that the three drives I use work very well for me, for editing AVCHD video... some people use a 4th drive, so video INPUT files are on drive three and all OUTPUT files are on drive four... I only bought a mid-tower case instead of a full tower case (my bad... but had to fit in the space available on my office desk!) so I use the three drives that will fit
Depending on your exact hardware (motherboard brand & model AND USB2 enclosure brand & model AND external hard drive brand & model) AND the type of video file, you may... or may NOT... be able to use an external USB2 hard drive for SD (Standard Definition) video editing
Steve Grisetti in the Premiere Elements forum http://forums.adobe.com/thread/856208 and Jim Simon in the Premiere Pro forum http://forums.adobe.com/thread/856433 use USB externals for editing
A USB3 hard drive connected to a motherboard with USB3 is supposed to be fast enough for video editing (I don't have such, so don't know) but eSata DOES have a fast enough data transfer for video editing... I have not used the eSata Dock below... for reference only, YMMV and all the usual disclaimers
Also, does anyone know where I can download the content for premiere elements 10 because it says that a reduced set has been installed, would you like to download the full content now?
When I click on it, it takes me to a page with nothing on to download or click!
I do no have the installation dvd with me at the moment to instll it from either!
Can you recreate the conformed files and see if that helps? To do this clear the media cache. Go to "%appdata%\Adobe\Common\" (Type this with the quotes in the Run Bar) Clear the folders there. Restart PrE10 and see if the confirming happens correctly this time.
If this does not solve the problem, I suggest you re-encode the audio alone. To do this use vlc player. Launch the player, Go to Media->Convert/Save, Click on Add and add this file. Now click on convert. This will throw up another window, here click on the icon that is highlighted in the screenshot
In the next screen, go to Audio codec tab and select another format, say mp3 and then re-encode the file. Do not change anything else.
Import the filegenerated from vlc into PRE. This shoul work now. Try and let us know.
I tried clearing the media cache and the common folder. I ran PrE10 but it did not solve the problem.
The files are avi files and if I change it, will it keep the video or change it?
Also, is there any way by which I can import the files and they change the ones already on the timeline, without having to re insert them and change the timings and everything again?