Developer and Support Tech
If you haven't already tried running as administrator, then try that (right click > run as admin). On pre-Vista Windows this wasn't required, but on Vista it may be.
Other than that there's nothing we can do. CHK-Mate is from well before Vista and we have never tried on it on Vista, and even without trying I can think of several issues it may have on Vista.
"Vista can't locate the chk-mate.ini file "
What do you mean by that? If CHK-Mate has not been run yet, there is no ini file yet.