First guess is that you are profiting from the benefits of a MBP, which is underspecced and overloaded with the size of your project. A single disk is below minimum requirements, which is at least two 7200 SATA disks, and when that single disk is filled more than 60% it slows down, so your system just can't handle the load. Add to it the limited memory and the slow CPU and you may well have found the limitations of a MBP.
What Harm said... only one hard drive is a prescription for problems
>Premiere Pro CS5 (Version 5.0)
Current for Mac is 5.0.4 which has several bug fixes and performance improvements
Thank you. My brother just explained to me what the words in your post meant (As I said I'm not fluent in the language of computers) and that was my initial thought. I was able to get in there and delete just enough out of the project before it stared crashing to be able to get some important sequences into a nice clean new file, and it all seems to be working now.
Thank you for the support. 'Twas a big help.
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Actually, it sounds like you got bit with the "project bloat" bug, as 350MB is way too big for a project file under normal circumstances... I don't remember what the fix was, but it could be that updating PrPro could fix it... If it happens again, create a new project and import your old one into it and you'll start with a fresh project...
Yes, I think that was the problem. As I said, I got lucky and was able to delete some stuff from the file - before I would try to import just a couple sequences into a new file, but it wouldn't let me do that the file was so bloated. But I got lucky. Haven't had much time to do any work, but I think the problem is solved now.
Thanks everybody for your help. I was getting a little freaked out for a second - a years work and you can sit there and look at it but you can't touch it. It's a frustrating situation.