30/04: Matlab and AMD Athlon 64 issue

This issue has been bugging me from the start of my current semester at NUST.

I have a 6 months old AMD Athlon64 processor (Winchester) based PC running Windows XP Professional and wanted to use Matlab 7 Release 14 ( on it for my Numerical Analysis course. The software installed fine. However, on clicking the desktop shortcut, the program showed the splash screen but then suddenly quit. I wasn't sure as to what was causing it.

I have been struggling with this issue for some months and have finally found a solution. At least, this solution worked on my PC.

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