Try these steps
1) Delete all temp files
2) Run a disk cleanup
3) De-frag your drive
4) Close all other applications except PD8
5) Disable antivirus
6) Launch PD8
7) Go to task manager CTRL+ALT+DEL
8 ) Go to processes
9) Trace PDR8.exe*32
10) Right click PDR82exe*32 file
11) Go to set priority
12) Right click and set the priority to high or highest in Windows 7 you have these options (Low/Below normal/Normal/Above normal/High/Real time)
In the above series of steps your problem may get solved at any of these steps, combination or all of above. By the way what OS are you running ?.
Information on your hardware specs would be helpful for us to help you better.
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