I’m seriously afraid of doing anything in Windows Vista anymore.
This time, my gripes have nothing to do with user interface hiccups or random app usability snags. No, this house has been suffering through Blue Screens of Death for the past week. There’s seemingly no rhyme or reason to them… seemingly, not actually.
This afternoon, when my Web browser was getting ready to access my Logitech Webcam (USB) via Flash, Windows decided to choke and give me some kind of IRQ conflict BSOD. Could be a hardware problem, could be a software problem – but it’s a problem (my problem) nonetheless. I’m getting ready to chuck this machine and start fresh.
…if Apple’s desktops weren’t so damn expensive, they may have been a viable option at this point.
No matter, I woke up to this other (power related) BSOD the other morning – and everybody who was watching my live stream got to see it hours before I did:
Ergh. Maybe this is an urban legend, but wasn’t Windows Vista supposed to have killed the Blue Screen of Death? I realize that most crashes are caused by video drivers, but the fact that I’m running NVIDAs in here doesn’t help the situation (as NVIDIA’s drivers have proven themselves to be anything but reliable, stable, or half-as-solid as ATI’s).
So, to let Vista off the hook for the moment – Ponzi’s install of XP has decided to go haywire as well. For her PC, it’s all tied into whenever she inserts a CD or DVD into her drive:
Why can’t we all just… get along?