Is Render Multiple Frames Simultanously enabled? What footages do you use? where are they stored? is your system drive an SSD? are there any other background tasks running? Please provide more info and possibly have a look at your system event viewer and task manager first.
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--Is Render Multiple Frames Simultanously enabled? NO
--What footages do you use? QT, AVI, .PNG SEQUENCES, MOSTLY 720X480, BUT SOME HD.
--where are they stored? ON VARIOUS SATA HARD DRIVES, BUT NOT ON THE SAME DRIVE AS THE AE.EXE IS.
--is your system drive an SSD? NO, IT IS A SATA HDD DRIVE
--are there any other background tasks running? A FEW THINGS, MAINLY MY ANTIVIRUS PROGRAM (BIT DEFENDER), PLUS ADOBE CS5 SERVICE MANAGER, SOMETHING CALLED CTXFIHLP, AND SOMETHING CALLED SBSV 2010/02/19-11:02:07 (ADOBE). THESE ARE THE ONLY THINGS RUNNING AT STARTUP. BUT I OFTEN HAVE PHOTOSHOP OR PREMIERE OR FIREWORKS OPEN AS WELL. AND SOMETIMES A BROWSER (FIREFOX) IS OPEN AS WELL.