As Jim Simon noted, there is already a request for this so certainly upvote that request.
This is an area we are looking into for future versions to make auto-save more reliable and out of the way.
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Most recent CC2019 Premiere.
Windows 10 home Build 1803
intel I7 4790K
Gigabyte GTX 770
Did not have this problem until a few days ago. Same project file.