Signs of the demise of my Vista box blue-screening multiple times a day have been greatly exaggerated. After upgrading to nVidia’s latest drivers, the problem has not in fact gone away, despite the longest respite to date right after the install (>24 hours). Upon returning after a trip, the system had blue-screened (and reported the video driver as the culprit) and it has since rebooted three times in less than 24 hours giving the same error.
I can’t take this any more… I’m wiping Vista off the system and replacing it with a stable OS. I’m amazed that after one of the longest and most open pre-release periods in Windows history, Vista remains unfit for production use on non-exotic, mainstream hardware (Intel motherboard, nVidia GeForce 6x series card, etc.).