My system is suffering complete shutdowns as if the power cable was pulled out. It sometimes happens when trying to boot up but always happens in a matter of minutes when I'm editing in Premiere, even with just 2 tracks and minmal effects. A timeline will play fine for an hour but once I start trimming or moving clips it's lights out. I've now had this happen in three different projects so know it isn't related to a particular file or media asset. A complex 20 sec.,30 layer After Effects comp has no problems, in fact no other program causes this to happen,
-- No hardware or software changes were made right before the problem developed.
-- The entire CS6 suite was reinstalled after the problem first showed up.
-- If due to hardware like a bad power supply (and I found some instances of that on the HP forum) why only in Premiere and only when making edits?
Thanks for any clues or thoughts,
System (professionally configured and serviced):
Nvidia Quadro FX4800
I had that problem and it turned out that the UPS I had plugged my PC into was not powerful enough to handle the load. I had a 500VA APC UPS and the PC had a 850 power supply that needed to draw a lot more power. I solved the problem with a 1500VA - three times the power of the old one at 5 times the price.