Higher Resolution doesn't help I just tested it, where can I find that list in the control panel, is it under the monitor tab? And then change resolution? (Roughly translated from dutch seeing as I have a Dutch pc and everything is installed in Dutch) I added the 640x480 resolution there.
But like I said the strange thing is everything plays correctly when the game is windowed, however I cannot change the size of the window so I am stuck in playing in a relatively small window. I never had this issue with my old xp pc, the black screen for a few moments i mean ( the PC which is now in the grave so to speak).