2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 13, 2011 8:15 AM by John T Smith

    Adobe Premiere Elements 9 "No Disk" Error


      Please help! I have used PE9 for several months. I tried to open PE9 and I get an error message in a dialog box titled: Adobe Premiere Elements.exe - No Disk. "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive \Device\Harddisk1\DR3."


      PE9 error dialog.jpg


      I try clicking on cancel, Try Again, Continue, but the dialog box continues to show after hundreds of clicks. I cannot use my PE9 at all.


      Here are my system details:

      Adobe PE 9.0


      System: HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook PC, Intel Core 2 Duo, T9300 2.5Ghz, 3 GB, Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 32 bit, Paging file: 3369 MB windows managed on C:\

      NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS Driver Version:, 1/7/2011,

      Drives: 3ea, FUJITSU MHY2250BH, 220GB, Drive C:\ OS, programs and Windows Virtual Memory with 42GB free, Drive D:\ HP recovery partition, 12GB, 1.2 GB free,

      I-O Data HDCS-U, USB drive, Drive G:\ 1TB, 336 GB free, media files, project files, output files

      CD/DVD: TSSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L632N ATA device. Drive E:\


      I appreciate your help with this problem.

        • 1. Re: Adobe Premiere Elements 9 "No Disk" Error
          gohwang2003 Level 1

          I figured out my problem. I had a USB thumb drive inserted previously for a project. I had copied some avi's to my previous project. After removing the thumb drive, I started getting these errors. I inserted my thumb drive and the errors ceased! I deleted the previous selections in my "Organize" tab. I saved my new project and I can now proceed to edit more videos. I hope this may help someone else who is a newbie!

          Thanks for this forum, I am learning alot!

          • 2. Re: Adobe Premiere Elements 9 "No Disk" Error
            John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Removeable drives do cause problems when the program tries to find files


            That is why I always copy all video files to my data drive before starting a project, so the files stay in one place


            My 3 hard drives are configured as...

            1 - 320Gig Boot for Win7 64bit Pro and all program installs

            2 - 320Gig data for Win7 swap file and video project files

            3 - 1Terabyte data for all video files... input & output files (*)

            (*) for 4 drives, drive 3 all source files & drive 4 all output files


            Search Microsoft to find out how to redirect your Windows swap file