Stephen JSp wrote:
Dell 'out of the box' would mean that most of your drivers are out of date. Update video and audio from the manufacturers' web sites. Your symptoms are very similar to those of other users here and disabling McAfee during the running of PRE9 solved their problem and may cure yours.
You should also work your way through the tips here: PrE Hanging, or Crashing - Some Tips
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Thanks for the rapid reply - I will let you know how I get on over the next few days as I work through all this!
I tried one more thing ... I disabled the Real Time Scan on MacAfee ... wow and it all works (well., at least the basics!) Thanks so much for your timely advice!
I'm sure I will have more questions!
Those real-time anti (almost anything) scanning programs are causing all sorts of issues with video editing.
I use the tips in this ARTICLE, and if had any real-time scanners would make sure to disable them completely, prior to editing.