Ahh, I forgot:
System is Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit, patched up to date.
I had the same problem with Vista Home Premium 64 bit. The only way I could get it to run was after install select .exe file and hit properties, under compatibility choose Windows NT 4.0 SP5. Why this works I have no idea.
Hope this helps you on your 32bit system.
Thanks Jim. I had the same problem with the same OS...your fix worked
like a charm.....
Thanks so much!!!!
I have this problem too and your fix worked for me.