It's not all roses with Vista, of course. I had my first BSOD over the weekend, when I was turning the laptop back on after suspending it. They typical long blurb about "If this is the first time...." (don't we all wish), and some error info related to network interfaces, I think. That doesn't surprise me too much, as I have said before that the way I use the laptop is probably pretty hard on the networking setup. I run off either wired or wireless at home, then a Sierra Wireless cell card on the bus and train, then wired at work, and then back again. I think in this particular case I had suspended the laptop with the Sierra Wireless card still inserted, but not connected of course, and then removed the card before turning it back on.
Anyway, the point of this is not so much the BSOD, sadly we have come to expect those from Windows, although XP had gotten much better about it, now Vista seems to be regressing in that area again. The real point of this post is that I had said last week that I could clearly see the benefit of the Intel TurboMemory when I used suspend and resume, as the computer came back on in less than 5 seconds. Well, since that BSOD, that is no longer the case. It now takes a good 30 seconds to resume after suspending. Sigh.
When the crash happened, on the next boot I got a message that said something like "Improper Shutdown Detected...", and then a counter ran rather slowly from 0% to 100% before it finally booted up. I don't know if that had anything to do with the TurboMemory or not; it didn't look like the old scandisk check that used to run after improper shutdowns, at any rate.
I hope this doesn't become a habit....