The drivers on a brand new computer will be months out of date (because manufacturers build their 'master disk' months before launch). Sony also have a reputation for significantly altering standard drivers.
Working through these basics sorts many problems out:
Install all Windows Updates.
Install latest version of Apple QuickTime (v7.6.9 at time of writing). Even if you don't use QuickTime, PRE relies heavily on it.
- Install most recent graphics and sound drivers from the manufacturers (usually ATI or Nvidia) web sites (but also look at the Sony support as well).
- Install PRE9 v9.0.1 update.
- Delete BadDrivers.txt (in Windows 7 this is likely at C:\ProgramData\Adobe\Premiere Elements\9.0\BadDrivers.txt)
- Run Disk Cleanup.
- Run Defragmenter.
- Reboot your PC.
- Temporarily disable any anti-virus realtime scanning.
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That faulting xerces-c_3_0.dll module makes me wonder a bit. See this ARTICLE for some background.
Is that part of your PrE installation? I'd do a search of the system, to see where it is installed. Also, I would look in Event Viewer, to see what else is going on at that time.
Here is another ARTICLE, and points to a common culprit for this error to be anti-virus progarms. What anti-virus programs are you running? What happens if you turn them OFF, prior to an editing session?