This is now seen on Vista as MS improved the hardware profiling process where one thing brings up flags. Here it was simply a swap of identical boards that saw that come when the first one quit fast.
Both versions of Windows seemed at first to run normally until you couldb't download anything at the MS update site. XP by that time needed to be reinstalled due to Creative's auto web updater downloading Vista drivers onto XP.
When Vista saw that message come up at reaching the desktop in a popup and seeing it in the corner I made the call to MS about that. But eventually I may end up having to reinstall Vista too.