Moving this discussion to the Premiere Elements forum.
This is about Premiere Pro, but it MAY help ExporterAVI (& ffdshow) http://forums.adobe.com/thread/533709
Otherwise... From the Premiere Elements Information FAQ http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1042180
NOTE - McAfee kills the program http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1460089?tstart=0
•You MUST use an account with Administrator Privileges to run Premiere Elements
•(Doing Run as Administrator http://forums.adobe.com/thread/969395 [says Encore and also for "All" versions of Premiere] will sometimes fix "odd" errors)
•What version of Premiere Elements? Include the minor version number (e.g., Premiere Elements 12 with the 12.0.1 update).
•What operating system? This should include specific minor version numbers, like "Mac OSX v10.6.8"---not just "Mac"
•Has this ever worked before? If so, do you recall any changes you made to Premiere Elements, such as adding Plug-ins, brushes, etc.? Did you make any changes to your system, such as updating hardware, printers or drivers; or installing/uninstalling any programs?
•Have you installed any recent program or OS updates? (If not, you should. They fix a lot of problems.)
•What kind(s) of image file(s)? When talking about camera raw files, include the model of camera.
•If you are getting error message(s), what is the full text of the error message(s)?
•What were you doing when the problem occurred?
•What other software are you running?
•Tell us about your computer hardware. How much RAM is installed? How much free space is on your system (C:) drive?
And some other questions...
•What are you editing, and does your video have a red line over it BEFORE you do any work?
•Which version of Quicktime do you have installed?
Some Premiere Elements questions and answers for your Premiere Elements issue.....
What computer operating system are you trying to run your Premiere Elements 12?
Let us get through the usual drill....there are more, but only these two for now
a. Latest version of QuickTime installed on your computer?
b. Running program from a User Account with Administrative Privileges...also, has Run as Administrator been applied?
This sounds like strange fix but it is claimed by this user to have worked to fix a Premiere Elements exporterAVI.prm problem.
If none of the above works, please consider....
a. uninstall the usual Control Panel route
b. free ccleaner run through (regular cleaner and registry cleaner parts)
c. reinstall with antivirus and firewall(s) disabled
We will watch for your progress. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have questions on this or need clarification.