The program seems to install, but then when I restart my computer, it freezes. I forced the computer to shut down and then restarted it. After restarting the computer, I opened the program and the welcome screen appears. When I try to begin a new project, the box opens to name the project, but then it freezes. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the program and restarted the program many times, but the same thing continues to happen. I also downloaded and installed the 9.0.1 update, but I still cannot get the program to operate. I'm using vista and have 4 gigs of RAM.
Sounds like a hardware problem with your graphics driver or audio driver. Ask on the PSE forum and provide detailed system info. And of course before you do, simply update al lthe drivers.
Moving this discussion to the Premiere Elements forum.
I updated the drivers and now the program seems to operate correctly. Thanks very much. I purchased this in a set along with Photoshop Elements more than a year ago, and I could never get Premiere to work. i wish I would have known about this forum back then!