error: "blender.exe has stoped working"

anybody have this error and figure out how to fix or prevent it?

Not much infomation to go on is there. Maybe you’ll get help if you supply the usual info such as Blender version, computer specs, Error messages etc.
As you have posted in the Game Engine forum I’ll have to assume that everything works fine until you run a game inside blender. ?

it does it on both 2.49 and 2.53, i have a dell studio 1737 500gb hard drive, 4 gb ram, 3.2 ghz prosessor.