Software disapearing could be a RAM problem. Make sure you have enough memory and not running too many programs at a time.
Also make sure your computer meets basic requirements to install and run premiere.
If problem persists and seems to be Premiere only (but not other programs) maybe you should reinstall.
Which version of Linux are you running?
First off I'm assuming the Linux question was a joke as I didn't say we are using XP Pro.
We have had this system for a little over a year and it was spec'd out to far exceed the CS3 requirements at that time.
It has 3 gig of ram.
When this happends and I have task manager up, only a tiny portion of the windows memory is in use,
and I have disabled just about every service and startup program incrimentally over the course of the day
attempting to see if some other program or service is hogging anything but it just doesn't seem to be the case.
The computer just doesn't appear to be using even a 1/3 of it's resources during this time.
Other intensive programs on this computer do not have issues.
Pinnacle runs quite well on it (came with it) but as we all know doesn't have 1/100th of the functionality.
I've also noticed some odd quirks such as when I press play it takes about 2 seconds before a video
plays through Premiere-CS3. I have the same software at home and don't have this issue.
Perhaps I have some bad RAM or something else which I don't have the capability to check (equipment).
Any other thoughts before I reinstall this and/or replace the ram would be much appreciated.
Just don't use MPEG video. It was designed solely for playback, not for editing.
Well, that isn't quite possible for me.
You see I work for a large police department and our vehicles record in MPEG2. So when we get a training project involving an officer shooting like this one, then we have to use the MPEG2 videos for our start. I'll try opening the MPEG2's in another program and converting them to AVI.
Note that this 'poof' error has never happened before in the year we've had this machine operational and we've never had any problems using these MPEG2's before. The codec has not changed either.
I'll try opening the MPEG2's in another program and converting them to AVI.
Not just AVI, DV AVI Type II. This is what Premiere likes best.