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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
You need at least TWO hard drives for video editing... that is two PHYSICAL drives, not one drive with partitions... partitions are HORRIBLE for video editing (and not much good for anything else, either, except STATIC backup files that you don't actually try to use)
Read my notes http://www.pacifier.com/~jtsmith/ADOBE.HTM for what I do
SD pictures should be no larger than 1000x750 or you WILL have problems
Editor Naama wrote:
My free space on my c drive is 3.19 GB. Is that enough? Would SP3 Solve any problems?
c. My graphic card has been softmoded from Geforce to Quadro nvs 290. Could that be a problem?
I'm also thinking of buying the new windows 7.
Would that solve all of my problems? And while installing should I install it differently? With more space on drive c?
Does The creative suite work with the new windows 7?
As John said you definitely need more than one drive
If you do not have at least 50-60% free space on your C: drive you need to start over.
The general experience with older Quadro cards is bad, I have tried a FX1700 and got negative results
Windows 7 64 bit is an improvement but I doubt it would do much good with only 3 GB of RAM. Premiere Pro CS4 works great with Windows 7, I cannot speak for the rest of the suite.
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The crashes are caused by a combination of factors, that together bring your system to it's knees.
1. Like John and Bill said, below minimum disk requirements.
2. Fill rate on the disk causes a severe performance hit and instability, like a snail hitting the brakes before cornering.
3. Limited memory, especially when using many JPEG's
4. Limited CPU power.
5. A modded and outdated nVidia card.
It looks like time to use your savings for a new system. Look here for suggestions: How to get the best from a PC? Some guides...
I was just reading your articles about pc systems yesterday. I started to write notes. They are great and very extensive. I will sure have to research them more thoroughly. I started drowning in technical details.Thanks on behalf of all the readers for writing and posting them.
I think you are right, I was actually thinking of getting a new system. I thought of buying a laptop for editing. But as I started looking into it, because of the very high price, It seems that I'd have to get a simple laptop for minor editing and a new desktop as the main editing system. I want to have an option to edit HD in the future. Apparently, my desktop isn't enough. I have to finish a few jobs on my computer, and then, I might install it all over again leaving more space on c drive if I don't get a new system by then.
Maybe I should resize Jpegs first to an SD size before getting them into the editing system. It does make sense.
I bought my video card 2 years ago, it's a GeForce FX 8500GT -512 MB. I can softmod it back.
About the minimum requirements, I thought I was o.k.at least for SD video. Anyhow, in reality it doesn't work great, so I'll have to improve my system.
Thanks you for your answer! Now I have some homework
My jpeg pictures are 1728 X1152. I probably should have resized them.
I will definately look into your links in depth, Thank you. It will take me some time, and hopefully I'll post my results here.
I've learned from this forum that partitions are not recommended. I didn't know that. It's such a comfortable way to split the drive.
50-60% free space on drive c. Now I have a clue.Thanks Bill.
My video card is a Geforce FX 8500 GT 512 MB. It's two years old. Is that considered old?
My computer is older...maybe it needs to retire...
Perhaps I'll Move to windows 7 32 bit on this system or stay with XP.
According to Adobe:
- Dedicated 7200 RPM hard drive for DV and HDV editing
with the emphasis on DEDICATED, in addition to the OS/program disk.
Oh! Now I see. Thanks!
I saw on one of Harm's articles that I should move the paging file from the OS. I heard of that before. So I have done that. I'm also organizing my computer hard drive, backing up stuff to DVD's. My free space on drive C went up from 3 GB to 4 GB and then some how now it's 6.5 GB.
I hope this will improve system performance.
Just to get a clear understanding of your C drive: What is the total capacity and what is your current free space? To give you some comparison: My C drive is 139 GB formatted and has 108 GB free with Win7 Pro 64, Adobe CS4 Master Collection, Audition CS3 and all my personal favorites installed, including Movie Looks, Movie Outline, Perfect Disk, SnagIt, DVD Profiler, Mobipocket Reader, Easy CD-DA Extractor, CCleaner, MPC, Scenalyzer, Nero, and the like. Of course without compression and indexing.
Comparing to your settings, it's embarrassing to write mine...they're not anywhere near yours.
I have 17 GB on drive c which is a partition. It now has 6.37 GB free space. It only has the OS on it. I install programs including the Adobe creative suite (production premium) on a different drive (partition). I don't install anything else on drive c except for cheeky programs that won't let me choose where to install them...So other than the c drive partition I have three other partitions that are 44 GB each.
I haven't yet checked the program since I moved the paging file.
Partitioning does not bring you anything. It does not gain you extra disk space, it does not gain you added speed, there is no advantage in partitioning, apart from the easier housekeeping and organizing of disk content for the disorganized among us. It does bring several disadvantages as spelled out in the Storage guide, look here under the second item: How to get the best from a PC? Some guides...
Where the gains are is in having different PHYSICAL disks, preferably 3 or more.
I saw your articles and I think they are very helpful. I plan to print and marker them for my research in order to buy my future computer.
I've learned here that partitions are not so good. Hopefully, when I'll put together a new computer it will have more physical drives. But in the meantime, until I make my research and decisions for a new computer, that's what I have.
Thank you very much for your help.