my hard-drive kept crashing after 30 or 40 minutes, and because I couldn't get Windows to shut down properly it started generating crazy errors which required a re-install of Vista. Since I own a VAIO I have no re-install discs, so I was screwed for a few days, and offline.
I went to Best Buy yesterday, had a new, ultra-fast and twice as big hard drive installed. Then I called Sony and ordered the $60 re-install discs, which took an hour to load this morning. Now I'm re-installing security packages, purchased software, and things like QuickTime and iTunes.
I intend to be fully operational by this evening.