It does not bode well, but who knows? Maybe you can get it to run. Check your event viewer. It could also mean this notebook simply does not meet minimum requirements. Check the Adobe site for the minimum requirements for CS4. Your CPU should be able to handle DV/HDV but not AVCHD. The rest of the components I don't know without further details.
What further details would help? Glad to provide them, but may need advice on how to gather.
Also, what is my "event viewer" and what info will it provide?
I know my novice status is showing. Thanks for your patience and advice.
>What further details would help?
First, work through all of the steps here http://ppro.wikia.com/wiki/Troubleshooting
If your problem isn't fixed after you follow all of the steps, report back with the DETAILS asked for in the questions at the end of that link
Try updating your audio drivers this has been a problem in the past on some notebooks. You might have to uninstall run the adobe cleanup script and reinstall. Was this the trial version or a full copy?
It is the full version of Premiere CS4, not a trial version. I'll try updating audio drivers and also video drivers.
What is the adobe clean up script? How do I run it?
Thanks for the advice. We'll see if it works.
How much RAM is installed, how many physical disks are installed with what RPM, where is your pagefile located with what size, is search indexing and compression turned off on all your disks, just for starters. After this, we'll continue with the main course.
Clean Script CS4 can be easily found in the KB on the Adobe site.
Here's what I have. (Grimace if you will.)
I'm working on a laptop, with only one drive. It's a fujitsu_mhz2250BH_G2 with specs saying its a SATA drive operating at 5400 rpm.
My disk compression is deselected, but when I attempt to disable the indexing it just appear enabled again when I reopen the dialog box to check it.
I'm not sure where pagefile is located or how to find it. If I have only one drive, I may have already answered that question.
If I'm reading the dialog box right, I currently have 2972 MB page file size? Is that right?
Simple. Your system does not meet minimum requirements. Adobe needs a DEDICATED disk for media. That is physically a different disk than where your OS and programs are. Read the minimum requirements on the Adobe site.
Read the storage guide in this link: How to get the best from a PC? Some guides...
Thanks for the links and for the articles. Definitely will take this to heart when I upgrade my computer at home.
For the time being, at work I have a hp elitebook 6930p and don't see an immediate upgrade in my future. I've attached the spec sheet below. If I were to beg and get an external firewire connected hard disk would I be able to run and edit modest projects with Premiere?
I'm not looking to edit lengthy projects for now, probably under 2 minutes.
I realize now I probably overpurchased with the software for what I'm aiming to do, but I also wanted to learn the software and possibly lay the ground work for eventually working on larger projects at work.
If you can, get an eSATA to Express Card possibly for 2 eSATA drives and attach an external SATA 7200 drive. That is your best solution. Next best is to get a firewire drive.
Will do if I can beg my way for more $ at work. Thanks again for the info and guidance.
Do any of the other specs for the computer look like a looming problem? In particular I'm worried about the integrated video card...
The ATI card with dedicated memory is very good. No problem there. All the other specs are good too. It should be quite sufficient for DV/HDV/XDCAM editing. AVCHD is another matter.