Why do I receive the error message VISSIM100.exe - Application Error when trying to start PTV Vissim 10?

If you are using PTV Vissim 10 in combination with the Windows 7 operating system, your graphics card driver could cause a crash during its startup, often resulting in the error message VISSIM100.exe - Application Error: The application was unable to start correctly (0x0000005). This issue has been fixed in PTV Vissim 10.00-07. In the release notes of this version, please search for ID 12843 for a detailed description of the patch.

To resolve this issue, upgrade to the latest service pack of PTV Vissim 10. The installation file for the latest service pack can be downloaded here: http://cgi.ptvgroup.com/cgi-bin/en/traffic/vissim_download.pl.