The first place to look is the GPU drivers.
I'm having the very same issues as the OP.
AE CS6, Windows7 x64, latest drivers for my GPU (GeForce 9500 GT).
Before I updated the driver, I was getting an error when starting AE saying that GPUSniffer had crashed, but AE started up ok after I dismissed the alert window so I largely ignored it.
I updated to the next driver, and AE now fails with a similar message to the one linked to above.
I'm currently uninstalling/reinstalling. I'll post back shortly if I get anywhere with it.
Thanks for your post Rick, but I would have no idea what to look at with a GPU driver. Maybe you mean look at reverting the GPU driver(s)? - I noticed you pluralised 'driver': Are there multiple GPU drivers installed? Or do you mean look at the drivers available for installation?
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I have updated my Drivers i had the latest beta drive for my amd radion hd 6870
Nope. Reinstall didn't prevent the same thing from happening.
I'll try reverting to the previous driver (maybe consider trying the current beta driver 320.00)
I'll be back.
Reverted back several versions of the Nvidia driver. No change.
I don't know which driver I was using previous to the latest version. I'll try jumping back quite a way.
it still am having the same problem and i updated it to the latest riight now
I was using GeForce 314.22 Driver earlier today when it first failed
I reverted back to GeForce 310.90 Driver which also failed
Now I have installed GeForce 301.42 Driver and After Effects works again. Additionally, I didn't get the intermediary fault I described above (GPUSniffer crashing, but no AE) so I will stick with this driver until the next NVidia driver is released, and try that.
I'd consider reporting this to NVidia, but just haven't got the time or inclination.
Try getting an old driver - go backwards instead.
Whatever you do, you system isn't going to fly to the moon with it. by today's standards, the graphics card is simply old and underpowered and doesn't support any of the fancies in CS6... That aside you might consider getting rid of the Wacom stuff for the time being to debug the situation and find out whether the crash is actually graphics hardware related...
ok how do i check check what the error was so i can type it.