this worked for another user with the same problem, . Set the Documents folder of your Windows Vista/7/8 back to the default one (located in the C:\Users folder) and volia, it loads with no crashes!
and these suggestions (for pr 8) are still relevant for pr 12, http://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/kb/unexpected-quit-crash-premiere-elements.html
Thanks - but no joy. Have set documents folder to default, and also applied latest updates to 12.1. Still image now loads - but program crashes when you add it to the timeline.
OK I seem to have this sorted:
1 Open Premiere
2 Open Organiser
3 Close Premiere
4 Configure Organiser
5 Close Organiser
6 Open Premiere...
With organisers like this....
Moving this discussion to the Premiere Elements forum.
Premiere Elements 12 on Windows 7 64 bit.
You say that you have the latest version of the video card/graphics card driver according to the web site of the manufacturer of the card. Do you have 1 or 2 video cards/graphic cards?
What is your antivirus program? McAfee? Whatever the case, does the problems exist if you disable the antivirus program?
Are you set for Run As Administrator as well as running from User Account with Administrative Privileges?
How would you class this issue, "it worked before but not now" or "it never worked before"?
What are the full properties of your source media and what have you or the program setting as the project preset to match the properties of that source media?
Although you have said you did an uninstall reinstall, please delete the Adobe Premiere Elements Prefs file. In Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 64 bit, it can be found in the path
Local Disk C
and in the 12.0 Folder is the Adobe Premiere Elements Prefs file that you delete. If that does not work, then you delete the whole 12.0 Folder in which the Adobe Premiere Elements Prefs file exists. Be sure to be working with Folder Option Show Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives active so that you can see the complete path.
Just in case note, if uninstall/reinstall comes up again...suggested protocol
- Help Menu/Sign Out in the open project
- Uninstall via usual Control Panel Route
- Computer ccleaner run through (regular cleaner and registry cleaner)
- Reinstall with antivirus and firewalls turned Off
We will be watching for your results.
Thank you for the detailed response and advice. The program is now working fine as far as I can see - that was what I meant by 'sorted' - resolved, fixed, finished, concluded.
For the record - Windows 7 32 bit. No McAfee only windows security. One video device/card. Administrator rights. The problem appears to have arisen as I tried to use APE12 without first getting the 'Organiser' thing properly settled. Apologies if all this was in your small print and thanks again for your prompt and informative response.
Glad to learn of your success. Great job.
The Jeff A. Wright transfer of your thread from wherever it was to the Premiere Elements Forum here made me think that there were unsolved issues.
Always great news to learn "sorted' - resolved, fixed, finished, concluded".