If you go to Preferences > Display, do you have the "Hardware Accelerate Composition, Layer and Footage panels" checkbox turned on? If so, does turning it off help? Do you remember enabling it recently, or it has been on for a long time? All these questions because this is the "AE Blitpipe" mentioned in the error message. If you refreshed the preferences, it should be off I guess.
Are you using one of the OpenGL modes?
Is it possible you updated your display card driver recently?
Thanks for your reply.
"Hardware Accelerate Composition, Layer and Footage panels" was already disabled and I turned off OpenGL to test but it still has the same problem.
I started the software up again and got this message:
I have not changed my graphics driver for a while.
Any other ideas?
If you have codec packs, please remove them and try again.
Are you using video footage in your projects? Which format?
I will remove the codec pack I have installed.
I am using AVI in this project.
Yes, remove the codec packs. Not a good idea to have those in working machines.
AE will handle most relevant formats anyway.
AVI doesn't say much, since it's rather generic video file container. Are these files captured with an editing application?
Ok, I removed the codecs and started AE again but it still crashes.
I am not sure on what type of video is in the AVI as it was downloaded of the net. However AE crashes even if there is no media imported.
At this time, I don't what may be going on.
Make sure you take a look at the troubleshooting procedures for After Effects on Windows XP in this technical support document.
Do you get a crash reporter window that invites you to send the crash data to Adobe? Are you doing that?
It's very important that you submit it to Adobe from the crash reporter dialog. Just file your e-mail address and submit it. This will make it so it goes to the right people.
Also, take a look at the technical support document I just posted. It has a ton of troubleshooting steps.
Don't know if the Problem is solved, but I had a similar problem. Turning on frameblending solved my problem.