Transfer to new PC: The project could not be loaded, it may be damaged or contain outdated elements

The Problem
I have transferred a large and functioning Premiere Pro project to a more powerful PC but am unable to run it, stopped by the error message "The project could not be loaded, it may be damaged or contain outdated elements".
Facts
The new PC has a 6-core processor and a different hard drive configuration but the operating system on both is Windows 7 and both PCs host up-to-date Premiere Pro CS6 (as part of Adobe Production Premium). The PCs are networked and Premiere Pro on the old PC can successfully load and run the project file located on the new PC, proving that the transferred file is not damaged. Also, preceding versions of the same project generate the same error message when run on the new PC except, very oddly, for earlier versions saved on or before 28 June 2011, when the project was only a fifth of its current size; those versions load correctly. Contemporary notes show that the editing carried out that day was simple timeline editing, ie no After Effects etc (that came later), and the project has worked fine then and since.
So I don't have a damaged project file and don't know what "outdated elements" means.
Help
Any help solving this problem would be much appreciated.

Hi Vinay
As suggested I renamed the additional folder, created a new project, set 'Custom' editing mode, 'Microsoft AVI' as the preview format with 'Uncompressed' codec.
Unfortunately the results were similar to before: On importing the original project into the new project I was sequentially asked for the locations of various files, including After Effects .aep files. The final file location request, for an mp3 audio file, was followed by lots of conforming and indexing. During this process the 'Where is the file XXX.mp3? window stayed locked open. Eventually, with all conforming etc finished, this window was still open and locked. Clicking anywhere on the screen caused a 'ding' and another, smaller, box opened, listing three .aep files. This box asked no questions and gave no options for selecting a file location so, with the topmost file highlighted, I just clicked 'ok' and the box disappeared, leaving the 'Where is the file XXX.mp3?' box still open.
The importing process took about 30 minutes. I waited another 10 minutes, in case something was happening in the background, but with the Task Manager CPU usage value sitting on 0 or 1%, I used it to shut down the project.
For what it is worth, I created a simple new project on the old PC – just a few video clips and transitions in a single sequence (no After Effects etc). This project was then transferred to the new PC and it opened successfully.
Again I remain grateful to you for this and any more advice.
Best regards
Dave

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