I'm using a Lenovo Yoga C940 with an Intel Core i7 CPU and 16 GB of memory using Windows 11. I have the newest update of Premiere Pro 2022.
Starting a couple of days ago, It's been near impossible to use Premiere. I'm working on a project now where it won't let me watch what's on the timeline and when it does the audio works normal but the video is stop and go. When I try to export anything, it would go one or two percent and then freeze on 2 percent. When I save my work, it takes about 2 or 3 minutes to finish saving and will freeze and say "not responding" at some point during the save. I would work on this project until eventually it would freeze altogether and I need to turn off the laptop and turn it back on in order to continue to use the laptop. My laptop is not broken. Premiere is the only program on my computer that has this issue. I've uninstalled and reinstalled. I've installed an older version of Premiere. I've deleted my media cache. All with the same result. Everything was working just fine a week ago and I have absolutely no idea what could have started this.
Is anyone else experiencing this? Is there a fix to this that doesn't involve spending more money?
Error or problem
Freeze or hang
User interface or workspaces
I ran down the list of the FAQ you provided and found that changing my Mercury Playback Engine to 'software only' did the trick. Somehow, it must have been switched to 'hardware' and it has been causing me grief. Thank you very much. Apologies for the late reply. I never got notifications for any replies to my OP.
The "software only" trick takes the GPU out of the equation and adds a lot of processing/export time. The cost of that stability is time.
To try and get the GPU involved and stable, I'd go to your graphics card manufacturer's site and download their latest driver. In the case of Nvidia, be sure to grab the Studio driver and not the Game Ready driver.
Perform a clean install of the new driver and try your export again. Hopefully you'll get stability and speed out of it.