Actually, if you're having trouble running the Organizer, it may be an indication that your computer may not quite be powerful enough to do any serious video editing. The Organizer is actually a pretty low resource program that generally does it's automatic work only when you're not working on other things.
How fast is your processor, how much RAM do you have and how much free, defragmented space is on your computer's drive(s)?
Also, what type of camcorder is your video coming from?
Being aware of your system's limitations now can save you a lot of heartache down the road.
Organizer and Photoshop Elements run fine -- although they spend a lot of time working my harddrive. Premiere Elements has always been a problem with agonizingly slow operation and frequent -- I mean a couple of times per hour -- crashes. I recently upgraded from 7 to 9 hoping for better results, but it's actually worse. Yes, I’m running a slow 2Ghz single processor, 4MB RAM, 120 Gig free HD space and standard NTSC DV video. I'd love to upgrade, but the double whammies of the stinking economy and alimony totally eliminate any upgrade possibilities. I'm just desperately trying to get a wedding video ready for my daughter. It’s all I can afford to give her.