This is an old story regarding Premiere Elements 10 on a computer using a NVIDIA GeForce video card/graphics card. The solution for many has been to roll back the driver version to about May 2013. But, that is not possible for the people who are running Premiere Elements 10 on Windows 8 or 8.1 64 bit. The reason - the NVIDIA available older drivers do not go back that far for that computer operating system. Neither NVIDIA nor Adobe has offered a resolution.
You can read all about this in the Announcement at the top of this forum and also
Any questions or need clarification, please ask.
For your convenience, the following is a copy/paste of the Premiere Elements 10/NVIDIA GeForce Announcement
at the top of this forum
Premiere Elements 10 NVIDIA Video Card Driver Roll Back
If you are a Premiere Elements 10 user whose Windows computer uses a NVIDIA GeForce video card and you
are experiencing Premiere Elements 10 display and/or unexplained program behavior, then your first line of
troubleshooting needs to be rolling back the video card driver version instead of assuring that it is up to date.
Since October 2013 to the present, there have been a growing number of reports about display and unexplained
workflow glitches specific to the Premiere Elements 10 user whose Windows computer has a NVIDIA GeForce
video card. If this applies to you, then the “user to user” remedy is to roll back the NVIDIA GeForce video card
driver as far as is necessary to get rid of the problems. The typical driver roll back has gone back as far as
March – July 2013 in order to get a working Premiere Elements 10. Neither NVIDIA nor Adobe has taken any
corrective action in this regard to date, and none is expected moving forward.
Since October 2013, the following thread has tried to keep up with the Premiere Elements 10 NVIDIA reports
Older NVIDIA GeForce drivers can be found
A February 2014 overview of the situation as well as how to use the older NVIDIA GeForce drivers for the
driver roll back can be found http://atr935.blogspot.com/2014/02/pe10-nvidia-video-card-roll-back.html