It's likely an issue with your running a 32-bit program -- which needs 32-bit drivers -- on a 64-bit operating system.
Hunt often recommends shutting down some elements of the graphics card's features to get around this. Let's see if he can offer a solution.
Thanks, Steve. I'm curious why I don't run into these problems with any other software though? My entire creative suite is 32-bit software (though I do have PhotoShop 64-bit installed, but don't use it).
I don't know.
Windows 7 is a very stable operating system -- but it's also relatively new and not all of the drivers are completely rock solid yet.
Nonetheless, even with the patch, Premiere Elements 7 seems particularly vulnerable to any instabilities in your operating system.
Sorry. I know that's not a solution. It's just some insight. Premiere Elements 8 and Windows 7 64-bit has been an uneasy marriage since last fall, unfortunately. We're all opening Win 7 SP1 fixes patches things up between them.
I'm curious why I don't run into these problems with any other software though
An NLE (Non Linear Editor) will interface with the video driver much more closely and intensely, than almost any other program, except for CAD, or heavy 3D rendering. If there is any weakness, the NLE will point these up.
So basically I just wait it out until SP1 is released and hope for the best?
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Try updating your nvidia driver. The latest WHQL version is 257.21. There is also a more recent beta 258.96.
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Thanks for that! The driver update did help. I still get the error in the bottom corner when I first add video to the timeline...but the program doesn't lock up when I close it anymore. That was the biggest annoyance right there.