When it comes to run applications under the new version of OS there is no guarantee everything will go correct. To lessen the threat of such behavior in Vista it is possible to follow next steps:
1. Run Program Compatibility Wizard.
2. Choose your App from the list.
3. Choose compatibility mode – i.e. Microsoft Windows XP (Service Pack 2).
4. Set Disable visual themes flag if needed.
5. Save custom settings.