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Try starting PE3 while holding down the Ctrl and Shift keys, this will clear the preferences. Otherwise you may need to run from a new user account.
Thanks for the response but I had no luck with it. The program would not load successfully if I held down the ctrl & shift keys.
I don't want to start another user acct solely for one program. If I have to would uninstalling and reinstalling PE3 clear the problem? I'm not eager to do this but I need to get on w/my projects.
Uninstalling and reinstalling sometimes fixes these issues.
And, don't forget that, in order to work in Vista, you'll need to install the version 3.02 patch on version 3, per our FAQs at the top of this forum.
Since the response from Paul LS did not help I searched more and found the string "Styles not showing - Premier Elements 3 Nick Harris - 03:32am Jun 3, 2008 Pacific" with a recommendation of deleting the "workingset.prsl" by Kami-Kaze. I tried that and it worked! Thank goodness, I'm back in business and able to run PE3 in my user acct wo/shut downs.
Thanks to all who discussed this issue. It gave me the answer.
I have Premiere Elements 3.0 installed in my Seagate external hard drive. The external hard drive was connected to my laptop computer when the power cord to my laptop was accidentally pulled out of the wall socket thereby shutting my laptop down
Now when I try to start Premiere Elements 3.0 I get this message: It appears that Premiere Elements closed unexpectedly in the previous session. Do you want to open the previous project?
After selecting Yes or No Premiere Elements opens and I get the following message: A serious error has occurred that requires Premier Elements to shut down. We will attempt to save your current project. When clicking on OK or the closing X it shuts down.
I would appreciate any help on this problem. Thanks, Larry
The program must be installed on your C drive.
Some people have gotten it to work, installed on a second or external drive, but its function has always been tentative. So I don't know that there is a solution for you, Larry, short of installing the program where Adobe recommends you install it. Sorry.
I have been using Premiere Elements 3 in my external hard drive for some time and it was working. I had a project opened when the power cord to my computer was accidently pulled out of the wall socket. Since then I have been getting the messages and haven't been able to open any of my projects.
You might, as a last resort, try deleting all preview and other temporary files. Hopefully, you have PE set to put them in the project folder.
Try starting Premiere Elements while holding down the LEFT Shift and Ctrl keys, this will flush the cache and preferences.
Other thing to try with PE3 is to delete your prefences folder in
C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR NAME\Application Data\Adobe\Premiere Elements\3.0 (delete the complete Premiere Elements folder) it will be rebuilt next time you start PE3. Note it might be a hidden file on your PC and so you need to go to into Tools>Folder Options>View and select Show hidden files and folders.
Thanks for all the advise. I appriciate it. I'm busy with other matters now but will get back at it soon
I'm back trying to get some much needed help. Now I'm getting this message when trying to open Premire Elements 3.0 from my C drive. I get the message "Sorry a serious error has occurred that requires Premier Elements to shut down. We will attempt to save your current project." When clicking on OK or the closing X it shuts down. I tried the advice that I received in this forum. I tried deleting "workingset.prsl" . Instead of deleting it I dragged it out of the "Styles folder and onto my desktop. I didn't delete it for fear that I would cause myself more problems. This way if it didn't work I could put it back into the "Styles folder which I did because it didn't work. I'm desperate now. I'm making a video of our 50th wedding anniversary that I have been working on for over a year and now I can't get it opened.
I decided to start over. I am able to open a new project, but none of my recent projects. But now I have a problem when I come to burning a disk. I thought I would burn my recent work on my new project in order to save it in case I encounter the same problem again. But I am not able to drag a DVD template into the DVD Layout area. Can someone help me on this problem? Thanks, Larry
Larry, you keep tagging messages on to a thread that's over 7 months old!
You might have a better chance of getting noticed if you start a new thread.
You also might try this.