Sony Vaio FZ21Z
Windows 7 Home Premium
Nvidia geForce 8600 (not 100% sure)
So I go to start my laptop the other day and it didn't go past the windows flag, it stalled for a bit, flashes up the BSOD and then restarted itself. I then get windows failed to start because of a recent hardware change, but I can't remember any changes, my laptop has been running smooth for ages.
I get a choice of the usual options (safe mode, last know good config etc) but none of them work, they all stall and it restarts itself.
I tried putting in my windows 7 disk and doing the repair, but again that fails to load properly it just stays on the blue windows screen. I also tried reinstalling windows... but it stalls on the 'windows is setting up' screen.
I did do a memory diagnostic and it said there was a problem with hardware and to contact the manufacturer, but I can't get my head round how it just happens overnight.
This has just totally stumped me, it's a top spec machine, I didn't expect this to randomly happen. I need the files that are on it, so wiping the drive isn't really option for me.
If you guys have any suggestion I could try before I go spend a fortune getting fixed, that'd be awesome,