Does the program work aside from capturing video?
If so, it may be an outdated driver or firmware. Go to Windows Update and ensure you have even the non-critical updates. Also go to Apple.com and ensure you have the latest version of Quicktime.
It may also be possible that you're out of work space on your hard drive. How much free, defragmented space is left on your C drive?
a) Yes, the Adobe Pr-program works aside from capturing video from the
b) I have updated Windows XP (also the non-critical updates).
c) I have the latest Quicktime version (220.127.116.11)
d) The C-drivesize is 160 GB of which 93 GB is free.
... or must I have Quicktime Pro-version? I have always had the free-version
and Adobe Pr El 4.0 has always worked fine.
You do not need Quicktime Pro to work with Premiere Elements.
Well, I have managed with the free version up till recently when Adobe began
to fail capturing from the camera. The strange thing is that Windows Movie
Maker can capture from the camera.
Just a shot in the dark here. For me, the "last known good" version of Apple QT Player (I have Pro, but that will not be an issues, as Steve says), was 7.5.5. Now, there were two later versions of 7.6.x (7.6.2 & 7.6.3, IIRC), that did not work with Adobe programs, just like some of the 7.4.x versions. Many found that 7.6.6 did work, but others had to roll-back to 7.5.5 to get things to function properly.
You might want to find QT 7.5.5 and install that one, just as a test. Apple's site used to have an "archive" area, but last time I went looking, I could not find it. Many users had to Google for QT 7.5.5, and did find it available from several archiving sources, though I do not recall any from Apple.
Good luck, and just thinking here,
I installed Quicktime Player 7.5.5 but it did not change anything. Adobe is
closed a few seconds after the Capturemenu is opened even if the camera is
not connected to the computers´s firewireport.