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A Blue Screen of Death in Windows 7 is a sign of serious problems with your operating system. It's not unheard of -- but very rare. And it likely has nothing to do with Premiere Elements.
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First, go to the Dell web site, look up your computer model and download all of Dell's updates. Even if your computer is brand new, you'll likely find several!
Then manually go to Windows Update and download even the non-critical updates. And go to Apple.com and download the latest version of Quicktime.
You'll probably also want to go to the ATI web site and download the latest firmware for that graphics card and go to http://www.realtek.com.tw and download the latest version of those RealTek HD Audio Drivers.
There are also some tune-ups you should do, including removing .tmp files and defragmenting your hard drives -- but that's up to you.
Once you've stabilized your system, you can start working on your specific issues.
I'd start by trying to burn your DVD files to a folder on your hard drive rather directly to a disc. That can tell you if the main problem is your disc burner. (And, with a 64-bit operating system, it may be.)
If that doesn't work, you can start troubleshooting your project.
Duration is unlikely to be the cause unless you have inadequate defragmented free disk space. I have worked with up to three hours without problems (the source footage was poor so any further degradation from encoding was minimal).
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The most common causes of a BSOD are hardware issues, or a driver conflicting badly with the OS.
This article will give you more details, and some links to tools to check things out: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/772169?tstart=0