The Windows Help system is not shutting down the application. That's just how Windows 7 handles an application crash, and those are the dialogues it displays. In the days of Windows 2000 (and previously), it was called Dr. Watson and you'd get a dialogue that said something along the lines of "explorer.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows."
When you say, "everytime I try to load a program," does this refer to you trying to INSTALL a program or run a program that's already installed?
More importantly, how old are these applications? The reason I ask is because a lot of older applications is not "UAC aware," meaning that they were designed for Windows XP where most users ran their systems with full admin perms and the applications just expected to have ruler of the roost perms.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 cracked down on that with User Account Control (UAC), so many older applications crash because they don't do error handling at startup--they just expect to have keys to the kingdom with full write perms in the Registry and when Windows doesn't grant those perms (due to UAC), the application dies a hideous death.
Try right-clicking the shortcut for the application and selecting "Run as administrator." If the application launches and behaves normally, you can modify the shortcut's properties to always have it run as administrator.
Be careful with burning programs. If they're older and designed for XP, they might not work right with 7, even with full administrator perms. DVD burning software is notorious for not taking well to OS upgrades, especially older burning software. For instance, Roxio v7.0 worked flawlessly with XP and even Server 2003, but it crashes like crazy if you even try to install it in Windows 7.