So this evening I erase 5308 from my boot list and do a quick format of the drive. Bye-bye Vista!
Next up I go about booting from the DVD and installing. Seems they've tided up the installer a little bit which is nice. Also seemed to get close to finishing inside of 30 minutes - which is a lot quicker than the days it took me to get 5308 installed [lol]
Although, at some point - not entirely sure when, the screen turned to garbage - the sort of garbage/noise that I've seen when graphics adapters fail. Bugger. There goes my shiny new GeForce 6800 I think.
Restart my machine and screen is still garbled. Bugger. Power-down and cold start my machine and it's fine. Phew!
Windows XP seems perfectly happy still - just ran RTHDRIBL for 30 mins and no crashes or corruption - so I figure it's gotta be something to do with Vista.
Wish me luck as I go try again - if I don't post back then I really have done some damage [oh]