Well, I found a couple of references to this game on the net. So far, it looks like that SafeDisc (the copy protection) doesn't work on Win XP and that's what causing the problems.
That can easily be fixed by a patched (dare I say 'cracked') exe file
. All you need to do is install the game and then overwrite the original exe file with this new one.
Some fixes involved copying the whole CD1 with the patched exe and burning it to a CD-R, but I don't really see why that's necessary.
I also found some reports of the game's menu options not working correctly and crashing the system. Apparently, once inside the game, the only "safe" way to access the menu options is via their shortcut keys.
Let me know if this works.