I installed Vista once on a suspected bad drive, just to try it out, and was not impressed. It looked ok, but I did not prefer the UI to XPs, and maybe it was a matter of me not using it long enough (I played WoW for the several weeks I was using it), but I did not see any real good reason to switch from XP. Thankfully that drive did go bad, so I put my XP drive back in and I was happy once more.
This error doesn't give me many leads online, except that one user got it fixed this way:
They were running XP though. Wish I could help more, but there isn't much info out there on this error.