Thanks for the suggestions. Fortunately the problem has been solved. Unfortunately, i am not sure how.
As mentioned, I was trying to run Awasu on a Windows 2003 Server. The Server was on a VPS hosted by a Server farm. I had tried several configuration options to try to solve the crashing problem. My last attempt was to load a newer version of IE. However, attempting to installed IE 8, totally brought the VPS server to its knees.
I subsequently had to ask the Support at the Hosting Site to re-image my VPS with the latest version of IE. (IE8). I then reinstalled Awasu and have not experienced any crashing issues like i had first described.
I am still not sure what was causing the crashing issues; a corrupt Windows 2003 VPS image or an older version of IE running on Windows 2003. Either way i am happy Awasu is running again