... Adobe, what are you doing about this?
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What version of Premiere Elements are you using?
I have Premiere Elements 4, 7, and 8 and have recently run into problems characterized by not being able to open any of the 3 versions that I have installed on the same computer. (I use one at a time.)
Hunt as posted a link
where I would suggest that you especially look at Solution #2 regarding the FLEXnet Licensing Service.
This turned out to be the fix for my Premiere Elements, as well as the Photoshop Elements, for my opening failures for these programs.
Another possible consideration is to open a new computer User Account (with Administrative Priviledges) and run your Premiere Elements using that new User Account. That worked for me recently when the Photoshop Elements 8 Organizer would not open after just about every trick in the book.
Keep in mind that problems may have the same symptoms but different causes. Nonetheless, I would recommend this Solution #2 to your attention, and then, if necessary, a new User Account (with Administrative Priviledges). Premiere Elements is but one application in your computer environment, and many non Premiere Elements factors can enter into the performance of the Premiere Elements in that computer environment.
Please keep us updated on your progress.
Keep in mind that problems may have the same symptoms but different causes.
Words of wisdom, which should always be taken into account, when troubleshooting.
Thanks to everyone for thier response. I have tried the Adobe solutions before and today, but they never work for me. What has worked in the past is uninstalling and reinstalling. So I uninstalled Premeir elements 7. Tried to reinstall and now I get an error that install could not complete. I might try uninstalling cs3 and see if that works.
Well I uninstalled and reinstalled CS3, twice, but that is not failing to install. So I am dead in the water.
Sorry, I meant CS3 in not installing