Originally Posted by Humus
Yes, it's Vista specific. Vista has a time-out for graphics operations. IIRC it's two seconds (but can be configured with a registry hack to be longer if necccesary). If any operation takes longer than that, Vista assumes that the video card/driver hung and resets it. The idea is to keep the system running, whereas on XP in the same situation you'd just find that your system froze.
So is this going to be fixed by MS, seeing that its doing more harm then good? Also do you have a link or something to confirm this?