if i click on the icon to run (instead of executing from the command prompt), i get the error messsage box stating:
the application has failed to start because libacml_dll.dll was not found. Reinstalling the application may fix the probleem.
which I tried and didn't work, of course.
Which Salford compiler version are you using?
I'm guessing you are using Windows 32 and you're trying this with the ifort32 ACML. The second problem sounds like the acml lib directory is not found in the path. One way to solve this is add that directory to the PATH using the system environment variables, but there are numerous other ways.
The first problem sounds a little like a ifort compatibility problem. See this thread (http://forums.amd.com/devforum/messageview.cfm?catid=217&threadid=99461).
That thread was referring to linux builds, so this may not be the same problem. And I don't think any of the suggested work arounds will be practical for you.
If you could supply a simple fortran program that demonstrates the issue someone might be able to look at it.