I was just recently reading a text document about another game and the author stated the following:
" People who use Windows XP and have recently installed the recent XP Service Pack 2 have run into a strange bug that will prevent you from looting bodies, along with some other crashes. Apparently the problem comes from a bad version of directx9.0c that was included with the Service Pack. To fix this
problem you will need to re-install Directx9.0c, you can download it from
Microsoft’s website at www.microsoft.com
It appears that Re-installing Directx9.0c should be done when installing Service Pack 2. I do not know if this statement is true. But considering the number of strange CTD's people are having, I thought I should inform others of this possibility. Hope it helps.