I installed Test Drive unlimited from an .mds file. when I try to run it, I've got the same message as above. I installed YASU, then I had the same problem: the program disapears afer 10 seconds.
I've seen on this page that it could be useful to install SPTD 1.42 but after installing and rebooting, it doesn't change anything: the program disappears after 12 seconds !

any other solution???