hi, I would like to report to the mac community that i too have experienced the Black screen of death whilst gaming in windows XP with my new macbook pro.
This is my first mac, and so far....loving every minute of it. Having experienced `ubuntu linux on my previous PC, i feel that this is the experience i have always dreamt of.
OK enough with the praising....because all is not perfect...I have experience some finder crashes and other apps crashing..
Now back to the issue of BSOD..., I had no problems playing games for the last 2 weeks, nothing...even after a 14 hour HL2 session (Yes very sad, I know but i never completed it)lol. all was going well until I installed COD 5 about 3 days ago. I booted up, launched HL2 and after 1 min, BANG!!! BLACK SCREEN ...LOOPED SOUND...and nothing worked....Complete freeze, had to press the power button and restart...mmm so, went back to the same game, played 2 mins and same spot in the map, BANG! BLACK SCREEN, and this time...my perfectionist ideology of the mac crumbled, at which point i almost cried thinking that no system would ever be perfect....ok sorry im a bit dramatic. First time on this site, but seems like most people here are on this forum for the same reasons...lol
OK so the following time i rebooted, i played the game in a small window,(NOT ON FULL SCREEN MODE), now I dont understand why but my temporary soution which seems to be nothing but luck if you think of it logically has worked.
TodAY I HAD TO PERFORM the same opperation and was not too pleased having to play in that small window for the price of $2000
All in all I eagerly await a fix to this issue..hopefuly its the nvida drivers and not a hardware conflict or im good for another xmas without a mac...whilst i wait for the replacement.