I was involved in a thread elsewhere back in 2011 and Premiere Elements 9.0/9.0.1 that had the same symptoms and error message.
Although I often write "Problems with the same symptoms can (often do) have different causes", I would encourage you to give what turned out to be the fix in that situation, that is,
Deactivate the program from a project's Help Menu/Deactivate
Uninstall the program via the usual Control Panel route
Reinstall the program.
We will be watching for your results.
>can burn to my harddrive, but not on a DVD
So, burn to folder and use the FREE http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download to write files or folders to disc for DVD or BluRay (send the author a PayPal donation if you like his program)
John T. Smith
Did you notice in Hans initial post
I do not want to use any other burning programs as imgburn etc. I want to get a solution for this failure - but haven't found any after reading a lot on the internet.
Well, wanting something is fine... but producing a DVD while figuring out the underlying problem may require a compromise
Thanks for your respons. I tried to do, but I still get the same failure.
I installed the program on my wifes - Acer M1201, 4gb memory, Windows 7 - 32 bit, and there it worked 100%.
Maybe a problem to the 64 bit version - I have to find out.
While doing the survey of the two computers, I would also check to see what the installed softwre differences are. The answer might be in those lists.
Good luck, and glad that you were able to Burn to Disc.
I've done many things to my computer today, and succeeded in burning a dvd
I'm not 100% sure, but I think the failure was on the motherboard. First I ran Windows Fix-it without any special failures. Secondly, even if I didn't see any failure in controlpanel I updated the Nvidea drivers for my motherboard - and bingo....
Thanks for your answers.
Thanks for the follow up and good news that you can now use the burn to disc DVD feature of your Premiere Elements.
Your issue and its resolution are very much appreciated.