4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 14, 2015 9:56 AM by Hardcrab

    How do I keep Premiere Elements 13 from freezing up upon startup?


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        Problem Event Name:    APPCRASH

        Application Name:    PhotoshopElementsOrganizer.exe

        Application Version:

        Application Timestamp:    540242fd

        Fault Module Name:    QtGui4.dll

        Fault Module Version:

        Fault Module Timestamp:    5402397f

        Exception Code:    c0000005

        Exception Offset:    00000000003cf7f0

        OS Version:    6.3.9600.

        Locale ID:    1033

        Additional Information 1:    5730

        Additional Information 2:    5730860b87b09b250db5178b5966f385

        Additional Information 3:    234b

        Additional Information 4:    234bb59fdaa0a96c0afd31066f7fd5cb


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        • 1. Re: How do I keep Premiere Elements 13 from freezing up upon startup?
          whsprague Adobe Community Professional

          ATR will ask you what your computer system is, how you installed PrE and other details.  Then he will tell you it is a user forum, that "we" don't have access to Adobe technical support and then what to do.  Me?  I don't have a clue because you didn't provide anything useful!

          • 2. Re: How do I keep Premiere Elements 13 from freezing up upon startup?
            Hardcrab Level 1

            I have windows 8.1 on a lenovo W700  and adobe premiere elements 13 was

            updated from older version via dvd.  It appears from the error message that

            "elements organizer"  is the cause of the freeze up (error with

            QtGui4.dll.   Does this give you any useful info?

            • 3. Re: How do I keep Premiere Elements 13 from freezing up upon startup?
              A.T. Romano Level 7



              Thank you for the follow up. I customize all my replies to the particular situation presented. Whatever I ask has one intent, that is, to get to the core of the issue so that you can move forward with your Premiere Elements projects.


              Premiere Elements 13 on Windows 8.1 (assumed 64 bit).


              1. When does this freezing occur - you say at startup - is that

              a. When you are in the Welcome Screen and click Organizer

              b. When you are in the Welcome Screen and click on Video and then either New Project and Existing Projects

              c. Other?


              2. Since your report implicated the Elements Organizer, let us start by deleting the Elements Organizer settings file found in the path

              Local Disk C





              Elements Organizer



              and in the Organizer Folder is the psa.prf file that you delete or disable by renaming it from psa.prf to psa.prfOLD.

              Be sure to be working with Folder Option Show Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives enabled so that you can see the complete path.

              In Windows 8.1, Folder Options dialog is gotten to via File Explorer.


              3. How would you describe this problem -

              It worked before but not now


              It never worked before


              4. Then the generic questions...

              Does the problem exist with and without the antivirus and firewall(s) disabled?

              Are you working as Administrator for your computer?

              Do you have the latest version of QuickTime installed on your computer?

              Are you working with a pen and tablet device or a mouse.


              But when you get right down to it, this is not a new problem.

              The good and bad news is that this particular error syndrome apparently is not unique to Elements Organizer 13 and

              was seen as at least in Elements Organizer 12/12.1. And, no resolution found so far as of 6 months ago.

              http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/photoshop_elements_causes_werfaults_ and_crashes

              PSE 12 crashes randomly and frequently

              I will see if I can find a post claiming resolution of the issue by a user or Adobe Staff.


              A just in case mention..Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements13 are each standalone programs, each coming with

              an Elements Organizer 13. When they are on the same computer, the share the same Elements Organizer 13.


              I am tempted to ask you to go for an uninstall, free ccleaner run through, reinstall with antivirus and firewall(s) disabled. But

              because of the history with this issue, I need to do more checking up on what Adobe has released on this with regard to cause

              and effect. I have Photoshop Elements 12/12.1/Premiere Elements 12/12.1/Elements Organizer 12/12.1 and Photoshop Elements 13/Premiere Elements 13/

              Elements Organizer 13, and have not run into this issue.


              Please review and consider. I will comment further on this in the morning.



              • 4. Re: How do I keep Premiere Elements 13 from freezing up upon startup?
                Hardcrab Level 1

                Thank you for your timely, informative and helpful effort for the solution

                of my freeze-up problem.   It will take a little time for me to address

                your suggestions but will start right away.   Thanks for your kind support.


                On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 12:06 AM, A.T. Romano <forums_noreply@adobe.com>