Some drivers do not work well in some systems... so go to nVidia and try a different (usually newer) driver for your card
These notes are for Encore, but they MAY also work in Premiere
Long File Names or odd characters Cause Crashing http://forums.adobe.com/thread/588273
And #4 Here http://forums.adobe.com/thread/666558?tstart=0
And This Message Thread http://forums.adobe.com/thread/665641?tstart=0
Thanks so much for the reply. By a bizarre coincidence I just received an email from NVIDIA saying that new drivers have just been released for all NVIDIA cards. I literally got the email a minute after you kindly replied!
I'll go and try that out and report back....
Nope, it didn't work! I now get a different error message though, which perhaps suggests that it is a driver issue. It now says:
"The NVIDIA OpenGL driver lost connection with the display driver and is unable to continue. The application must close.
Please visit http://www.nvidia.com/page/support.html for help. Error code: 8"
I am now running the latest driver (260.99). I should have mentioned earlier that I am using the GTS 240 with that CUDA-enabling workaround that everyone's using.
Okay, I think I've worked it out.
I had a hunch that maybe the issue related to my CUDA workaround. I'd manually enabled my Premiere Pro CS5 to work with my GTS 240, following the well-known 'cheat' that anyone can find if they google it. It works, in that I can use Premiere Pro with accelerated GPU, but it seems to cause problems when exporting. Probably overclocks my piddly graphics card or something.
So I started a new project and switched off GPU mode in the first options menu. I then imported my old project and then clicked on Export Media. I exported to Vimeo SD, one of the formats that wouldn't work previously, and it worked. It took longer, obviously, but it still exported it in the end. So the problem, more than likely, lies in the fact that I was 'cheating' by using the workaround and until NVIDIA fix their drivers properly so that they fully support CS5, I'm going to have to switch between GPU on and GPU off!
Ah Grasshopper... Wax on, Wax off !
thank you for posting your solution.
My pleasure! I hope it helps lots of people with the same problem!