Hi Gerry, Drac, Jenny, and Robert,
For some unexplainable reason, my game is now exiting normally. Also the cursor is much more stable now. I guess the glitch became "unglitched" all by itself. LOL
Robert, I have the same boxed version of the game that YOU have. My OS is also WINXP SP3. I thank you all for your input. I am now just past the part that Umang has "moved" Nicopol's house. I played this game when it was first released some years ago, and I don't remember having any problems with it at that time.