What you see is the crash-reporting system that is built into the game taking over. This system will grab the crash logs and package them up to be sent to the developers either manually or automatically (if an outlook profile is setup on the machine).
First, the make sure that your drivers are completely up to date; sound and video are the most important. You can download these driver updates directly from the manufactures website for these components.
To avoid the crash, we have two suggestions:
1. Completely uninstall the game (through the uninstaller, not Windows Add/Remove), then double check that the installation folder and the folder “STALKER-SHOC” at “C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\” is deleted. Reboot your computer.
Reinstall the game and then install the patch updates BEFORE launching the game again. You can download the patch updates for this game from the links below:
Note: the website above first requires that you register with the site before you can download patch updates. Registration is free and no subscription is required.
2. There used to be issues with certain sound cards and the Open AL sound in the game which would cause crashes upon launch. These issues were resolved as far as our tests showed, but you can try to run the game in direct sound mode.
To do this, you need to find the shortcut for the game.
Right click on the shortcut, and select properties.
On the shortcut tab, find the Target window and type in "<drive letter>:\Program Files\THQ\S.T.A.L.K.E.R.-Shadow of Chernobyl\bin\XR_3DA.exe" -dsound after the target path in quotations.
Select OK, and launch the game using the shortcut.