Not enough HDs jumps out at me.
Maybe some weird codecs installed. Shark !!! ?
We've tried putting the project file and the source video files on a different computer with multiple hard drives, but it doesn't load up over half of the video clips (saying they are offline.) We are trying to find other solutions before we manually have to find each individual one (since it would take us hours as this is a 2:30 hour video.)
I just installed Shark since GSpot indicated that there were some codecs that weren't properly installed. The problems occured before I installed Shark 007 (http://shark007.net/)
If I look at this review http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook.17209.0.html I see a notebook that is way below minumum requirements. Your model may be different, but this one linked to is unsuitable. Add to that Shark , Xvid, VOB, all material suitable for watching, but not editing, and the combination is bound for disaster to strike. Overheating can be the cause as well.
Yeah it's different than that notebook that you linked. It has a AMD Phenom II P960 Quad Core Processor, 8 GB of RAM, AMD M880G with ATI HD 4250.
Hmmm I thought Shark was good for finding codecs so I could edit the codecs that weren't installed on this computer. We can uninstall it, but in that case, what do you guys recommend in order to get the proper codecs to edit and export with?
Overheating use to be a cause, but we bought a notebook cooler with 3 fans... and now it is definitely cool, but still crashing.
So far from the sounds of things it could be the 1 hard drive along with the multiple Xvid & VOB codecs. Should we use Handbrake in order to convert those files with those codecs into something that Premiere can handle better?
Thanks for all your help so far guys... we greatly appriciated!