Media Converta crashes -- auto-closes -- just disappears

I got a new laptop when my old one died and I installed all the latest from Sansa for my Fuze

Sansa Media Converter always worked correctly on my old laptop, but on this one it just evaporates.  I select a file to convert,  click on the Convert button, and then a few seconds later:poof.  It’s just gone. When I watch in the task manager I see its CPU usage throttle up for a few seconds and then the process just disappears.

Anyone have any insight?  I’ve run all the updates.

S.

I think I’m safe in saying 80-90% of people have some sort of problems with SMC. Why not just use one of the alternatives available?