First, a couple of questions:
Do you have any real-time scanning anti-virus, anti-malware, or anti-anything running? If so, turn that off, and test.
What is you I/O sub-system setup, i.e. your HDD's/SSD's, their controller types, and how you have them allocated, say for Projects, Media, and PrE Scratch Disks?
Good luck, and let us know a bit more please,
What is your exact graphics adapter driver version?
Have you gone to the vendor web site to check for a newer driver?
For Windows, do NOT rely on Windows Update to have current driver information
-you need to go direct to the vendor web site and check updates for yourself
nVidia Driver Downloads http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
How to determine your nVidia driver version
Right click in any open area of the Windows desktop
Select NVIDIA Control Panel from the popup window
Select SYSTEM INFORMATION at the lower left corner
Driver version should be the 1st line in Details
I have a GTX285 using driver 296.10 and Win7
McFee anti virus. I'll try turning it off.
Just updated my video driver.
Thank you for that info.
There is a recent thread, where similar was happening, and McAfee active-scanning anti-virus was the culprit. Just before that, another active-scanning anti-virus softare (name eludes me now, and not one with which I was familiar) did the deed.
Here's hoping that it is as simple as that - but it's been a fairly common theme for the last few years.
Two very recent cases came to light here on McAfee antivirus directly causing some catastrophic problems with Premiere Elements. If your case turns out to be the third, I may start a thread to keep a history on this to help others. Because of the recent nature of the McAfee problem, it is presumed that the problem is in a recent McAfee update.
Looking forward to your results.