256MB ATI Radeon 9550
2GB DDR RAM
Windows XP Professional service pack 2
And I'm having exactly the same problem. If anyone can shed some light on this I would appreciate it, I bought it brand new and its a clean install. Its fine in the menu but when I try to start a battle (i've tried Galactic Conquest, Campaign and training) but before it even begins loading the screen goes black for half a second and then crashes back to the desktop.
If anyone has a solution to this it would be VERY handy, I'm eager to play.