Thanks heaps! I'll try that & let you know how I go. So far nothing else has worked for me (see other thread re: giving up & going to an earlier edition)!
I tried it last night... no luck! I followed your instructions & they worked.. the program now opens directly (no welcome screen), but it didn't stop it crashing just the same. Oh well, back to the drawing board!
Glad it worked for you tho!
I'd like to blame your failure on Vista... as I recall, you're running Vista 32bit... but since my only experiences with Vista are from fixing other peoples computers that have Vista installed... I'll refrain for now
The delays in actions (deleting transitions, etc...) could be from background rendering hogging resources... It does the same thing on my pathetic old PC, which is why I mentioned it as well in my OP.
But beyond that, I'm not going to be much help for a Vista user cause I have no real-world experience with that plague...