After Effects CS5 on Windows 7 keeps hanging, not responding, freezing :(

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  05 May 2011
After Effects CS5 on Windows 7 keeps hanging, not responding, freezing :(

Never had this problem in XP. Actually, don't think I've had this problem in Windows 7 before a few months ago. Basically it randomly just hangs for no reason. I have 6gb ram installed and a quad-core i7 950, so it shouldn't be the specs. Cause it happens on not so big comps as well.

I've often noticed it happening when I do a second RAM preview. Like, I start one RAM preview with numpad 0, then if I hit the key again it starts playing, and I hit it again and it just hangs. Sometimes it fixes if I Alt+Tab to another window and then back. Other times it takes ages before it starts responding again.

Only thing I can think of that's causing this, is that I played around with the preferences a while back. I followed some guides on how to use GPU and multiprocessing. But even with open gl and multiprocessing off it's the same.

Also I sometimes notices multiple instances of after effects in task manager. But I'm guessing that's because I'm then use multiprocessing.
  05 May 2011
Reset the preferences.

Reset the preferences to the defaults and then try again.
  05 May 2011
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