I think I figured out my problem. I had used Jing to create screen shots, and was trying to use those screen shots in my Premier project. And that is what was making it crash. (I recreated it on another machine). When I erased the .swf Jing files, Premiere stopped crashing.
I don't understand why when I uninstalled it that it didn't clear the user data like I told it to, because after reinstalling it shouldn't have been trying to load those files. Oh well, live and learn.
When you created the Screen captures with Jing, what was the output format of the captured images.
If I understand you correctly, it's these captured images that was crashing PE.
If you have the Photoshop piece of PE installed, you can use that to screen capture, save it out as Jpeg with a resolution of 1000x750, and these should work just fine with the video editor...
I don't understand why when I uninstalled it that it didn't clear the user data like I told it to, because after reinstalling it shouldn't have been trying to load those files.
Many software packages will not remove any work done. Most Adobe programs are that way. This allows one to repair a bad installation, but not loose their work. With most Adobe programs, when you uninstall, neither the work done, say PREL (Project) files, and Exported AVI's, etc. are not removed, and it's the same for any Prefs files. Those are all retained.
Glad that you found out that the Jing SWF's were the problem. SWF's are packaged FLV files, and are really only fully supported in Adobe Flash, or similar. Now, the FLV's inside can often be edited. I Import them into PrPro, but I also have the Moyea FLV Importer plug-in for Premiere. I do not know if it works in PrE though. Moyea does have editors, that handle SWF and FLV's, along with that Importer plug-in. Might be worth looking into, if you are doing work with SWF's, and/or FLV's.
Thanks for reporting the cause of your problems, and good luck,