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I recommend to follow Todd's advise. There's surely someone speaking French just a phone call away. Unfortunately 0 :: 42 is the most generic error one can ever come across, so there's not really a quick solution. Since you are on Vista, the most likely guess is that you may
a) need to trash the prefs and
b) disable OpenGL by removing the AE_OpenGL.aex plugin
Either of the two or the combination of them both might provide a solution. Also check your version of Quicktime and update it, if necessary.