Any newbie having problem with softice? Doesnt work on your target platform? (win2k or 2inxp ;)
Try ollydbg.. in most cases its nicer to use than softice anyways, and it is easier to get working..

http://home.t-online.de/home/Ollydbg

I'm not going to tell you how to use it though, if you have any asm experiance you should be able to get it working.

Matt,