>a 1.5tb hard drive
You need at least 2 hard drives, 3 is better... raid for uncompressed HD
Read Harm on drive setup http://forums.adobe.com/thread/662972?tstart=0
- click the embedded picture in Harm's message to enlarge to reading size
- you need AT LEAST 2 drives for video editing, 3 is better
- some HD formats work better with (require) RAID
Read Hunt on Partitions http://forums.adobe.com/thread/650708?tstart=0
A link with many ideas about computer setup http://forums.adobe.com/thread/436215?tstart=0
Win7 Help http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/w7itpro/
Win7 Configuration Article http://windowssecrets.com:80/comp/100218
Win7 Monitor http://windowssecrets.com:80/comp/100304
Win7 Optimizing http://www.blackviper.com/Windows_7/servicecfg.htm
Win7 Virtual XP http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/
More on Virtual XP http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=5607&tag=col1;post-5607
Win7 Adobe Notes http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/508/cpsid_50853.html#tech
Win7 Adobe Update Server Problem http://forums.adobe.com/thread/586346?tstart=0
An Adobe Win7 FAQ http://forums.adobe.com/thread/511916?tstart=0
More Win7 Tips/FAQ http://forums.adobe.com/thread/513640?tstart=0
Win7 God Mode http://forums.adobe.com/thread/595255?tstart=0
CS5 Install Error http://forums.adobe.com/thread/629281?tstart=0
CS5 Help Problem http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/842/cpsid_84215.html
Win7 and Firewire http://forums.adobe.com/thread/521842?tstart=0
Win7 64bit Crashing and "a" fix http://forums.adobe.com/thread/580435?tstart=0
While I agree with John's hard drive assessment, that is very unlikely to be the cause of this particular issue.
Cheers for that, and I'll look into it, but hopefully it's not the reason Premiere isn't working. However I'm not too sharp on the Raid set-ups. My PC tells me I have a 1.5tb hard drive, but really it's two 750's joined together, is that a good thing or a bad thing?
Sorry, 2 mins of research and I've found out my computer's running 2x750gb hard drives as Raid 0. I also have 3 externals for various forms of media and files. Should this be good enough to handle HD editing?
If those externals are eSATA drives with a fixed drive letter, yes, if they are USB drives, no, if they are FW400 or FW800 drives, maybe.
As for the "flashing white," the first thing that I would check is the video driver for your card.
What is the make/model?
What is the version/date of the installed video driver?
PrPro interfaces more closely with the video driver (and also the audio driver), than almost any other program, that you are likely to have.
Good luck, and let us know all about that video card and driver please,
Sorry, when I say it flashes white, I mean in the way that Windows 7 struggles with a programme then asks if I want to close it or wait for a response.
My graphics card is a GeForce GTS 240 and the driver is a 258.96 dated 19.07.2010
But Premiere loads with difficulty, flashing white as if about to crash and prompting me to wait for a response or quit.
This generally is an indication that you're using the stock Windows 7 drivers for your nvidia card. Most times, when you update the driver to the latest, this solves your issues.
Hope this helps,
Ah, well you addressed the driver already...
Perhaps you're using the 'hack' to turn on the MPE? Try turning it off and see if that helps you at all.
Also, trash your prefs and make sure you have all of the updates (5.02)
Ok, with the graphics card driver. I manually downloaded and installed the latest off the website because window's 7 was telling me there was no update, now when I click update driver from the latest, it automatically installs an older one dated 27/09/2009, calling it the "best". What should I do about this?
Thanks for all the advice/help so far by the way, I really appreciate it, it's just incredibly frustrating
Did you try the driver version 260.89 available on the nVidia site?
Harm! Thank you so much. It seems kind of obvious now but I didn't think of looking at the Beta Drivers. Premiere now works perfectly. Kind of irritating seeing as the three drivers that have been released in the last year all say they support GPU and will handle Premiere. But running the latest Beta driver is the only one that will work.
Whenitisdone: I looked at your thread and it does seem your problem was very similar to mine, just without the crashing, but I don't know what graphics card you are using. My problem seemed to be a simple and irritating Driver issue.
Thanks for all the help guys, I'm relieved now, no more stress