Blender keeps freezing

I just downloaded blender 2.34 and whenever i open it the program freezes and i have to shut down my computer. I have Windows XP and my computer should definatly be able to handle running blender, but i don’t know why it keeps freezing as soon as i open it. Anyone know whats wrong?

hmm are u tryng to render? If not, do u have a ati video card

Yes, i have an ati video card. What does that mean? Can i still run the blender program?

System stats please - and yes, ATI cards are known to have issues but there is a way to resolve it. ATI sent the Blender Foundation some free cards a while back and a way around it was discovered, though I can’t remember what that was.

where can i find the solution they found to the ati problem?

https://blenderartists.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=23964

there it is