I have a Windows XP with internal SiS M760GX.
Using the official 2.57b from blender.org
This is what i do when blender crashes:
add a new texture to the 3rd cube.
select type image or movie
under image hit new and tick Uv test grid and untick alpha leaving the rest as is
then hit the dropdown thing to select the image and select untitled
when the image is loaded and you change the XY thing (right besides where you select if it is blank or colour grid etc...) values repeatedly after a while blender tends to crash popping up the "Blender has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." Window.
this happens also to the default scene but it is more consistent on the attached blend file.
Don't know why....