>program I bought, DriverUpdate
I don't know that program, but... in general... it is better to keep a note of the brand/model you have in your computer and go to the vendor web site yourself to do updates
In part, because the "newest" driver may sometimes cause problems with individual functions, so you need to keep your own record of the driver you have, so you may download and install an older drive if needed
Going back a couple of computers (Alienware Pentium 4 I bought that came bundled with Premiere 6) the nVidia card would work properly with Premiere ONLY with one specific driver, so any update would cause Premiere to not work properly
Keep a notebook (or a Word or text file) with all of your information
I agree with John that those driver updater programs can cause more problems than they fix. I gave up on them a long time ago.
But if one of them were giving me the blue screen of death, I'd be very concerned! Blue screens, even on Windows computers, have rarely been seen since the days of Windows ME.
Rather, you'd be best to just manually go to Windows Update and ensure you have even the non-critical updates. That fixes about 99% of your computer. Though occasionally I go to the ATI or nVidia sites manually and get the latest drivers for my video card. And of course I go to Apple.com to ensure I have the latest version of Quicktime, which plays an important role in all PC-based computer editing.
Beyond that, I'd run iobit's excellent, free PC tune-up tool Advanced System Care. It's one of the few tune-up programs I do trust -- and it tunes up everything with just a click or two.
And if you're STILL having problems, please give us more information about your system and your project.
What operating system are you running? How fast is your processor and how much free, defragmented space is on your C drive?
What kind of camcorder is your video coming from? When you started your Premiere Elements project, which settings did you select?
The problem right now is keeping the computer functioning. I don't know if the blue screen of death is directly related to Premiere 9. I think, but I'm not positive, that at least one crash occurred when I had not opened Premiere 9.
Thank you. It might be Sunday before I can get to this.
Yesterday the computer didn't crash at all. However, yesterday I didn't open Premiere 9, so the situation is still ambiguous.