Dion and I are at the Microsoft Technical Summit (MTS07) this week, Microsoft’s annual event for reaching out to the non-MSFT types. We’ll be posting entries here and there as interesting stuff comes up. But since I’m at Redmond, its only appropriate to blog about Vista.
I finally figured out why my Vista box was blue-screening multiple times a day: the video driver. Vista kindly informed me after reboot number fifty-something that the crash was related to a deadlock in the video driver. Windows update said I had the latest nVidia driver, but sure enough, when I visited the nVidia support website, I found I was several versions behind.
Happily, after updating to the latest nVidia driver (I felt brave and went with the beta they have posted) my system has been very stable.