I generally keep it on the aero theme because I like the way it looks better... does this happen a lot? Also what I don't understand is that it works fine when I am using the mini but it only bluescreens when the lid is closed and I am not even using it, however I checked the windows logs and debugged the bluescreen memory dump files and it is always the intel video driver causing the issue. I just dont see how using the basic theme even with the display off and lid closed would solve the issue, but hey! anything is possible. I will give it a try and see what happens.