Well, I got the same problem, I use Vista Home Premium and at first I got an error saying something like:
Can't start game, binkw32.dll missing
I then checked this:
I did everything, but the game still won't start, I get the "An exception has occured. see log file.txt and _except.txt for details." error now too.
Can someone tell me how to add a file to forum posts?
Then I'll put the _exept and dxdiag files here.