Hello... I recently upgraded to Win7 Home Premium. Install went smooth, but after logging in I kept getting a range of BSOD Stop messages at random intervals, including 0x0A, 0x24, 0x50, 0x3B (saw that one a lot), 0x7E, 0x7F... occasionally they would be preceded by a charming notification that said "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered," but I soon learned that message was only a precursor to imminent failure. Sometimes it would go days without crashing, but other times it wouldn't go five minutes before BSOD after BSOD.
I finally discovered that all my problems went away if I selected a basic (non-Aero) desktop theme.
So what gives? I have an onboard graphic adapter, the Intel G965 Express chipset, which claims it is Aero-capable. I have the latest driver for it and dxdiag says it's a WDDM 1.1 driver. Dxdiag also shows I have 358 MB total graphics memory (64MB system, 294MB shared). I'm not a gamer and have not run any graphics-intensive programs since this upgrade. I do like the "Aero experience," but it's causing major instability on my system.
Other system info, if it helps:
Dell XPS 210 (model DXC061)
Intel Core 2, 2.4 GHz
2 GB RAM
Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit*, upgrade version**
*I actually loaded 64-bit first, but with all the crashes I thought maybe that was the problem, so after a couple weeks loaded the 32-bit version and found myself in the same boat as before.
**Technically, I loaded the OEM-supplied Vista OS just long enough to use the Windows 7 upgrade disc. I've never actually run with Vista, so not sure if this is a problem with "Aero" or with "Windows 7 Aero."
Anyway, I'm very happy with Windows 7, and now that I'm not in danger of losing my work at any moment I can go about my business. But I will never be completely satisfied until I understand why my system doesn't support Aero, or what I can tweak to make it work.
Thanks for your help!