Ah okay then,
Have you tried the requisite compatibility settings before running the game?
Right click on the game's executable and select it to run under Windows XP compatibility
Trying the color / resolution settings in that compatibility dialogue might be a good idea as well...
If all else fails... you've got to disable DirectDraw acceleration in DirectX for just that application by using this nifty tool for Windows 7 from the Direct X SDK Attachment 219057
Unzip the attachment using WinRAR/Winzip/7zip, open the directory, double click on dxcpl.exe, go to the DirectDraw tab and untick Use Hardware Acceleration. Just a heads up, this option may break compatibility with other legcay (old ) graphical applications so use it as a last resort. But you can easily revert it by ticking the option again and clicking apply.
Hope that helps!