Please turn off the Graphics Processor from Lightroom Preferences.
Go to Lightroom Preferences from the Edit menu
Click on Performance tab
Uncheck the Graphics Processor
Let us know if that helps.
Please state the exact version NUMBER of Lightroom that you are using
Does the rest of Lightroom properly, just not import?
Can you show us a screen capture of what you see when this problem happens?
This is as far as it gets, then it stops responding. If i press import,
What is as far as it gets?
Please provide a screen capture.
I'm guessing here ... are there video files in this folder? If so, remove the files from this folder and try again.