I have Premier Pro Cs3. It is hanging consistently.

I open the program and import an avi file. I work with it for a while and the program just stops responding. I have noticed that along the bottom right of the screen there is a progress bar entitled "Generating Peak File for 123.avi file"

It seems that the program consistently just stops working as this progress bar reaches 100%.

I have a DELL laptop, dual processor, 1gb ram, lots of free disk space.

Not sure about the video card???

Is there anyway I can stop this Peak File Generation process to see if that is the root cause?

Any ideas?

Many thanks...