Premiere Pro Consistently Crashes when Importing

I’m trying to run Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 on my laptop, but whenever I import video it locks up my computer to the point where a restart is necessary. This problem was present when I was running CS5 so I upgraded hoping this would fix the problem but alas, it did not. I then tried running Movie maker and that also failed along with After Effects. I’ve tried MPEG, MP4 and WMVs, all failed. I’m running a computer inline with the recommended specs for all three of these programs. Thats mean Windows 7, i7 Sandy Bridge. I’m told it is an error in the video codec but idk what that means. Thanks in advance to anyone who helps and of course, points to the best answer.

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