I've got exactly the same problem like CyberOps does.
Here's the spec of my system:
Windows XP SP3 (32-bit)
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3GHz
4GB of RAM
ATI HD4850 with Catalyst version 10.2
My Windows is in Traditional Chinese and I've got problems during installation (bad file path).
That was solved by setting the default non-Unicode application language to German. But I have no idea how to solve this 2nd problem.
Any forms of help would be much appreciated.