First of all, let's clear up a little issue for clarification.
"Render" means to create preview files for Premiere Pro to use to be able to play back the video at full speed.
"Export" means to create a new file from the sequence for use on a DVD, a web site, etc.
It appears that you mean "Export".
Have you tried right clicking on the audio clip and selecting "Edit Clip in Adobe Audition"? That will replace the audio clip on the sequence. You don't have to actually edit in Audition, just close it. If the issue is audio that may very well solve your problem.
Oops, sorry, i meant Export indeed!
Thanks for your tip, but doesn't solve the problem...
Perhaps you can explain why you have a 44.1KHz project to begin with? What happens if you get rid of all of the previous renders?
hangs on 'reading xmp' in AME.
How long do you wait for this to happen?