Update on the problem.
The problem was that you cannot drag and drop when in Administrator mode. Indesign was crashing if I did not open in administrator mode. The reason why Indesign was crashing has something to do with licensing of the computer and software... This is a new computer and the c drive is a solid state chip. To conserve c drive space, we setup c:temp to be on a separate drive. That's why Indesign would not open normally. You must have your c:temp on your user account to be directed to c:temp.
Advanced system settings
Changes must be made in four places. Dig around here, you'll find them.