More information needed for someone to help... click these links and provided the requested information
Also, for pictures...
Photo Scaling for Video http://forums.adobe.com/thread/450798
-Too Large May = Crash http://forums.adobe.com/thread/879967
-And another crash report http://forums.adobe.com/thread/973935
Is this a known issue ? Am I doing sometihng wrong ? Is there a feasible workaround ?
Not really...Maybe... And you shouldn't need to work around this uncommon problem.
A bit of system information (especially your video card and driver version) would be useful.
- What version of Premiere Pro? Include the minor version number - 5.5.2 update
- Have you installed the recent updates? No, not within the last 2 months
- What operating system? Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium , 64 bit
- What kind(s) of source footage? Canon HF20 - AVCHD 1080-60i (30P) and Canon T3i 1080-30P, PSD's sized to 1920x1080 and a couple of JPEG's, all are smaller than 1920x1080. AE Comps, mostly just warp stabilizer.
- If you are getting error message(s), what is the full text of the error message(s)? CPU remains at 25% all the time and Preview window remains white
- What were you doing when the problem occurred? Opening a once working project that was closed
- Has this ever worked before? The project worked fine prior to closing it.
- What other software are you running? Adobe Master Collection
- Do you have any third-party effects or codecs installed? No
- Tell us about your computer hardware.
- CPU - AMD BE-955 Quad Core
- 8 GB of RAM
- 3 WD - 1TB Drives, 1 is OS drive, 1 is source drive and 1 is a target drive
- 2 Fantom External Hard Drives - ESATA, 1 x 1TB and 1 x 2TB
- LG BD Burner
- MSI Radeon HD4550 Graphics Card
- ASROCK M3A77DE Motherboard
- No external or third party video hardware
- Are you using Mercury Playback Engine GPU Acceleration? No
- Does the problem only happen with your final output, with previews, or both? Only happens when I close and later try to open this current project.
The white preview window speaks to a video driver issue. You might look at that for a solution.
In addition to the above questions, I think these should be SOP before you post to any forum for help:
Have you deleted your preferences? (opt/alt held down while launching Premiere Pro)
Have you eliminated source file corruption as your problem? (tried a new project with entirely different footage)
These are the two most common sources of issues on my system (and many others), and that's been the case for all the NLEs I've worked with (MC, FCP, Pr), and Ae, for about twenty years.
Wow, the alt while launching seems to have done the trick. Thanks a bunch, back in business again.