Wow, Golden, I'm envious. I've been dealing with various crashes from the very start, since November.
I've reinstalled, clean reinstalled, updated some drivers
and BIOS, disabled fax modem and wireless card drivers (don't use), run all kinds of hardware tests (no problems on Linux, same machine), don't overclock, don't mess with registry, etc. etc. etc. Just running basic applications like browsers, comodo firewall, revo uninstaller, whatever I had on XP before.
I've been trying to get some help for a while now (see previous threads) but none of the solutions proposed has helped. I just wish I knew what to do to fix this without having to try XP Pro.
Jimbo, as far as I can tell, I don't think I have any of the issues you listed. I've even gotten crashes when reinstalling OS with factory.wim image, no other additions or modifications. I appreciate your insights though. Thanks!