Oh hi, sorry nobody's responded yet. As you can probably see, this forum doesn't get a whole lot of traffic. Perhaps Karajorma will come along and give some help sometime, but for now I'll see what I can find for you.
At first glance, I would suspect that maybe your computer can't handle the game. Please try to run the game through the debug build, should have been bundled in the installer. If the naming system is the same as modern FSO builds, the file should end with a "D". Then post the fs2_open.log that is generated after the crash.
Also, you may consider posting in the thread here: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?board=151.0
It gets way more traffic.