Why isn't this a warranty issue with the machine's maker?
Also, maybe they have a free downgrade (?) to XP. Some games have not made the leap to XP yet.
Vista is always loading its wddm ati driver which is causing opengl games not to work. The error message I get is the opengl api cannot be found.
When I try to install the ATI drivers from ATI.com I get a reduced function driver. Their is only one instance of the driver in device manager when their should be 2.