Note that no version of the program is yet approved for 64-bit operating systems. It may still work -- but can be buggy.
Regardless, I'd try uninstalling the program and reinstalling it.
Still, I'm curious why your splash screen shows Windows XP detected...
Also try updating your audio drivers... crashing after wave_warp.aex points to the audio driver being out of date.
and do check for application like Total Recorder, which might conflict with Premiere Elements.
@steve: "I'm curious why your splash screen shows Windows XP detected..."
That was when I had the compatibility tab set to Windows XP.
@Paul: "Also try updating your audio drivers... crashing after wave_warp.aex points to the audio driver being out of date."
Good call, but updating via Device Manager reported that my Realtek High Definition Audio audio drivers are the latest available.
@titanic: "do check for application like Total Recorder, which might conflict with Premiere Elements."
No sign of Total Recorder on my machine.
Thanks for all the replies; what should we check next?
Rather than rely on Device Manager, you might want to go to the Realtek site and check. If your computer mfgr has a site, I'd check there too. Companies, like Dell, do a good job with driver updates, as many of theirs are proprietary.
Realtek often has weekly updates for the drivers on some of their chips.
I installed the newest Realtek audio drivers (18/02/2009) and NVIDIA drivers, ut PE3 still disappears into thin air when the splash screen lists wave_warp.aex.
Should I try reinstalling PE3?
Yes. And make sure you have the latest version of Quicktime.
OK, I've reinstalled PE3 (repair install, not uninstall/reinstall) and installed Quicktime (18.104.22.168). Still the same problem.
I really want to be able to experience Premiere Elements on this new, blistering laptop! (LG P310) Thanks for your continued help.
It, unfortunately, just may be too big of a leap for version 3.02 (the first that was Vista compatible) to make the leap to Vista 64, with its sometimes uniquely 64-bit drivers.
I'd recommend downloading the free trial of version 7 and giving it a test drive. If it works, you'll know that the problem is unique to version 3.
Pretty bad that all these same problems and no easy solutions. Does Adobe want to step up to the plate here and figure out what is going on?
I have over 9,000 dollars invested in hardware/software for video production. Only to have this same problem with no solution?
Thank you Adobe,
Now how about a patch?
Have you actually contacted Adobe?
This is a user-to-user forum. Complaining here won't get word to them.
You can reach Adobe by clicking the Contact button at the top of this forum.
There is very likely to not be a patch, especially for a program that is several years, and versions old. No one at Adobe could anticipate, much less program for, a new OS, that is quite different in all respects from that which was available upon release of PE3.
Yes, it can be frustrating when either software, or hardware, are rendered obsolete, however it happens constantly, and will, so long as each gets changed to take advantages of improvements in technology.
In real world terms, PE7 is the current Vista "patch" for PE3. I'm using CS2 PrPro (Production Suite) on my XP-Pro workstation. I want to go to CS4, but to get the full benefit from it, I need to upgrade my workstation and go to Vista-64, or Win7, when released. Talk about an investment in both time and $'s.
For some older 3D paint programs, I had to build a special computer and use WinME, just to run them. Most of the gear was then state-fo-the-art, but I could only use 512MB of RAM, and had to install a much older (and pretty lousy) OS. I needed and used those programs enough to justify that expense. Heck, just getting a 512MB stick, at that late a date, was tough, but necessary.