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In the higher versions of Avid products and other upper level NLE’s, you can go into your software’s ‘Preferences’ or ‘Options’ menu and select the amount of computer resources available for editing. RAM, # of CPU cores, GPU RAM and harddrive space are among the resources NLE’s are allowed to draw from. Also, it may come down to doing a reinstall. For whatever reason, you’ve got a resource conflict be it hard or software and when your software draws upon the available resources, the conflict occurs and your system shuts down. Another thing to check is for the latest win update (service pack.) I’d still put a call into Dell and see if they know something concerning the laptop that may be the issue. Last but not least, you may just need to change NLE’s. Vegas Studio is an entry-level program that works quite well and it wouldn’t take you long to get up to speed with it or heal your wallet after purchase. I’ve got experience editing with 7 different NLE’s (most higher and high-end), because a particular one couldn’t do what I needed at the time. So, if you need to change it’s not that big a deal. Just don’t break the bank.