Strange, have you opened it previously in PE7? First thing to try is to update your video, audio drivers and Quicktime.
I updated quicktime from 7.5 to 7.6, only one audio driver needed to be updated and the video driver did not need to be updated. Restarted and this time I tried to open a new project, instead of my old project and it did the same thing, just minimized to bottom tray and would not let me right click and restore. Weird!
im having the same problem. I thought maybe it was because I installed different video drivers. I rolled them back, still same problem.
I uninstalled elements and reinstalled. It's still freezing / minimizing
it works fine on my laptop, and it was working great before!!
Maybe if each could list the full specs of the computers, someone will pick up on some potential problem, or maybe a common thread between the two.
Good luck to all,
Had this a few times, you have 2 choices to fix it
Easiest one is to go to
C:\Documents and Settings\**WHAT YOU ARE LOGGED ON AS"\Application Data\Adobe\Premiere Elements\7.0
and delete the premiere elements prefs file
You will need to view hidden folders to see the above path fully
Other option is to create a new domain/local pc account and log on with that as it effectively does the same thing.
This just started happening to me on my laptop, but in Premiere Elements 4. I did a "repair", but that didn't work. I removed the program, rebooted, then reinstalled it -- and it still minimizes. -- Also, per suggestion below, I deleted the user premiere elements preferences file. And that too did nothing.
The program starts to load normally, but as soon as you pick a project - any project - the application minimizes and can't be restored!
This could well be an indication of spyware, a virus or trojan.
I recommend you update your virus software and perform a full system scan as soon as possible.
Also, run Spybot S&D.
More information on keeping your system clean and running well can be found in the FAQs to the right of this forum.
Hey guys, I have been away on vacation and I had been away from my computer. I believe I was able to fix this problem by reinstalling my cd. It is now working. I don't know why this happended, but it had nothing to do with spyware or antivirus. I think it is a bug with adobe software. I was just afraid I would lose my work if I reinstalled the software, but I selected the fix option. Good luck I know it is frustrating. Gaye
The Repair Install option is a good one. It would save many hours of doing an uninstall/reinstall, and Adobe's installer is usually pretty good at doing a survey of the program, looking for corrupted or missing files, like the .dll's.
Glad that it's running for you, and thanks for reporting,
...and what is the name of that prefs file, please?
EDIT: I got it, it's simply called "Adobe Premiere Elements Prefs". It did the trick for me, program now working.
Glad that it got you sorted out. Corruption of the Prefs is fairly common with PS, but much less so with PrPro, or PrE. Still, it's good to know that if it does get corrupted, you can reset and get back to editing.
PS - though many with Photoshop have this issue fairly constantly, in 20 years, I have had to reset my Prefs once, and that was recently. One program, that I thought had be set to manual update (I had missed it, and it was on Auto), updated, just as a large image was being loaded - poof! Prefs corrupted. Well, once in 20 years isn't too bad...
PPS - Where are my manners? Welcome to the forum!
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