I am experiencing something very weird in Premiere Pro. Before I explain the problem, I should say that, although the laptop that I run Premiere on is not very powerful, it's been working just fine over the past few years regularly on projects that had a considerable duration and hours of 4K footage.
I've just received a project from the editor for a short film I'm working on. The project opened fine, and I worked on it for about one hour before going for dinner. When I came back, I reopned the project and was greeted with "Screen 1" and then "Screen 2". Notice "Screen 2" is taken from a phone, as when I tried to take a screenshot the laptop froze and lead to "Screen 4".
After trying clearing the cache, restarting and all the usual trouble shooting, I unplugged the hard drive (the footage is on a hard drive), and when I plugged it back in, the drive had changed letter (it was D:, now it became E:). With this done, the project now opened fine (I tried this a few time manually switching HDD letters back and forth), exept that now I have a different problem, as seen in "Screen 3". In addition, the preview seems slow, although the footage (and the time) runs fine.
I thought I would just work on it this way, exept that tonight, when I opened it again, I am back on "Screen 1" and "Screen 2", even though the HDD letter has been changed.
I would assume that the problem is in my hardware, but I have literally just finished working on a project that contained much more footage than this current one. Do you have any ideas on what could be causing this issue?
Thanks in advance!
Error or problem
Freeze or hang
Hardware or GPU