Mylenium, thank you very much for your link. I have followed the instructions on it and below i have pasted the information on my system and the crash.
A little background on the project I'm working on and is now crashing after a few seconds of rendering: This is a 2.5 min video that i work on every week (it's always worked before and just recently started crashing when trying to render). The reason i work on this same project every week is it is the church announcements video. It is basically a template that i update with different slides and text and talent, but the structure remains the same (about 30 layers, 7 pre-comps of about 5 layers each no longer than 20 seconds each). The fanciest effect i got going is the Key Light (which i do see has been included in the crash report). I must include that i did recently change my graphics card to the GeForce GTX 660 Ti and so far it has worked fine with anything else. Other than that, the crashing started happening as I mentioned before, after i cleaned cache in the preferences menu of AE as well as the database. I have also increased the Max Disk Cache Size to now 50GB and I also migrated the Cache folder and the Conformed Media Cache Database and Cache folders to a secondary internal hardrive 1TB (recently installed for this very project and has been working fine). The current work around i have been doing is rendering with the work area 10 seconds worth of video (seems to be about the max it will do). Later i will import all these little segments into Premier and paste them in a series and then render the whole video (royal pain btw).
Please let me know if there is anything else I should include. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570 CPU @ 3.40GHz 3.80GHz
Installed memory (RAM): 16.0 GB
System type: 64-bit Operating Systemx x64-based processor
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
from event viewer:
Fault bucket 120376225772, type 4
Event Name: APPCRASH
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0
These files may be available here:
Rechecking for solution: 0
Report Id: 66ebf084-7633-4cac-ba63-a3b33ae07ed5
Report Status: 1
Hashed bucket: e31e7da034b6b96b0ba86de33e9add38
Good and bad news, reading through other threads i started disabling effects in my project and seeing if it would crash. When I disabled Key Light 1.2, i was able to hit the preview (space bar) and pretty much previewed the whole project without it crashing at full resolution. So i guess we have found the culprit. However, this is probably the worst outcome possible for my project. The whole video is based on keying a green screen for the talent used through out. I am attempting to use other key effects, but Key Light is just SO MUCH better at doing the fine tuning needed for my green screen. I just can't believe that I can't use it in AE. In fact, the whole reason I'm using AE and not just Premier is because of this very effect. Any help or suggestions will be much appreciated.