Adobe Premiere Elements 8 quits unexpectedly.
Do one of the following:
- Launch Adobe Premiere Elements 8 and choose Help > Updates.
- Go to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Updater6. Run Adobe_Updater.exe.
Note: After you apply the 8.0.1 update, Adobe Premiere Elements continues to show the version as 8.0 in the startup screen
Many video card manufacturers frequently update their software drivers. If you haven't recently updated the video card driver, contact the video card manufacturer for an updated driver, or download one from the manufacturer's website.
If you are using an Nvidia video adaptor, download the latest driver for your card from Nvidia's website.
To check the version of the video card driver on your computer, follow the steps below for your version of Windows.
Some problems can be resolved by disabling the option to use GPU Playback and use the CPU to play back instead.
The PluginCache is a Windows registry entry that contains information about all native and third-party plug-ins used with Adobe Premiere Elements. To re-create the file, press Shift while choosing Start > Programs > Adobe Premiere Elements 8.0. Release the key when the Select Initial Workspace window appears.
Note: Adobe Premiere Elements stores information about the viability of its plug-ins during the initial launch of the application. This information is stored in the Windows registry to help Adobe Premiere Elements open faster on subsequent launches. By forcing Adobe Premiere Elements to discard and reparse existing plug-in data, any new conflicts between the plug-ins and newly installed software or hardware can be detected.
If you are using an Nvidia card that supports 3D Stereovision, remove the 3D Stereoscopic component of the Nvidia driver. Use the Add and Remove Programs control panel to remove it.