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CGI Application not working under Windows XP IIS 5.1

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Happy New Year, Experts.

I have a bit of a weird problem. I have a bespoke CGI application which is refusing to work under Windows XP Pro SP3. I have been running it locally under Windows 2000, but I just upgraded my PC to Windows XP (a bit late, I know!) and the CGI application refuses to run, returning "CGI Error The specified CGI application misbehaved by not returning a complete set of HTTP headers. The headers it did return are:". The application works in a similar way to the PHP executable, associating a page extension with the executable so it's called whenever a page with that extension is requested from the server.

The application works perfectly well on my Windows 2003 server (once I've allowed the executable in IIS6). I also know it will work under XP because I got it working on the XP laptop that they issued me at work, although that is still running SP2. I remember I had quite a job to get it up and running, but I fear I can't remember what I did. {blush} I have a feeling I did something with the directory security tab, but I've checked on that laptop and can't see anything out of the ordinary.

Does anyone have any ideas on things I can try to get it working? I've run out of ideas.

500 points for anyone who can help me out in my stupidity!
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