I appreciate the replies! I have used Detonator 45.23 (i think that was the last version?) and Omega 1.4523 and currently on Forceware 53.03.. none of them work, and they all give the same error... I can re-install the game and play it for a few minutes until it crashes again, either the same error or just a crash back to the desktop.
The reply on NFS HS worked! I appreciate that, the game is beautiful now.
>AMD Athlon Thunderbird @ 1.2Ghz
>ECS K7VMA w/ VIA KT133
>512 MB PC133 SDRAM (1x256-2x128)
>Nvidia Geforce 4 MX420 64 MB DDR AGP (Forceware 53.03)
>Creative Soundblaster 16 PCI
>20GB Fujitsu/20GB Seagate (UDMA100)
>Windows XP Professional SP1