Check your PC out at MS Updates: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/. There may be a compatibility update that you need. This can actually make a big difference, MS released a number of updates for Win2K when it was released.
To run "legacy" apps, I usually do so from a command prompt with the command:
%COMSPEC% /c /E:1024 c:\mypath\myapp.exe
(where c:\mypath\myapp.exe is the path and application's executable name. Enclose this in quotes if there are any spaces in the path, like "c:\program files\mypath\myapp.exe".)
You might want to toggle to the directory where the application is located first:
...for example. Many older apps get "lost" if you try to start them in a directory different from the one they are located in.
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