When I start up 2009 student version in the first few minutes it locks up. Sometimes it's when you click on the menu, sometime in the first minute while editing a drawing.
Close SW using TaskManager, restart SW, and all is fine from then on. After the second restart, it works fine.
3GHz P4, 4GB RAM, ATI600 256MB video card, XPpro
Does SW have a "Check for updates" or "repair installation" feature?