I have been searching all day with no luck so I thought it was time to ask the pros.
I had Premiere Pro CS5 running great on my laptop but after a reformate it will not function.
I am running Windows 7 64 on a Asus F8va Laptop with a ATI HD3650 1gb video card.
A few seconds after I create or open a project, the screen flashes black like it is refreshing and then I get a message from Windows saying that the display adapter had stopped responding but has recovered. After that Premiere will hang if I try and do anything.
I have the most up to date drivers for my chipset and Video card.
I would think it was a video driver issue but loading up new or older drivers has not help.
Look here: The Case of the Unexplained
In the Help Topics, on the right hand side of the forum, you can select "Get help quickly" and then Go. This will describe the kind of info needed to help you. I agree that it looks like a video driver issue, but if you have tried with different versions (from ATI or Asus?) it looks like something else is going on. Please provide as much details as possible in order to help you.