Render Crash

I just installed Blender for the first time, version 2.47, I downloaded it just 10 mins ago. I try to render something, it crashes. For both a frame render and a scene render.

I am running Vista SP1.

Is there a fix for this? My friend installed it and suffered the same fate.

EDIT: Whoops :stuck_out_tongue: guess I put this in the wrong section.