similar problem.. im gnna give out all the details i have managed till now..
i have a laptop,vaio VGN -CR363 , my OS is vista,32 its about 18 months old..
just before the bsod problems my bluetooth adapter was working up and i got messages to reinstall the drivers fer it.(didnt pay much heed to it)i thnk i had a few viruses on my system i used avira and cleaned them up.(only the c i also let windows update download updates (around 450 mb) (in the meantime i went out fer a smoke) it installed them then prompted me to reboot. i rebooted it when i got back and since then iv had this error message.(BSOD)
a problem has been detected ..blah blah..windows shut down to prevent damage to your system.. .
stop :0x000000ED (0x85B33808,0X80000003,0X00000000,0X00000000)
the first time i saw this i nearly shat in my pants, when i regained control of my bowel movements i managed to fumble upto the system repair that is bundled with the system. my 250gb hdd is divided into usable part for me, and the restore part which is not accessible normally.which is why i never bothered with bootable windows disks.
nevertheless i got to a (windows like)GUI when i accessed system repair.(which is loaded automatically upon rebooting after unsuccessful boot)the automatic system repair failed and i got a box giving me options to either send a report to microsoft or not.nuthn happens either ways.. after this fails i am acquainted with some advanced options like
hardware diagnostics--> turned out ok i.e. my HDD hasnt collapsed (also i can access all my hdd data through dos)
memory diagnostic ---> turned out ok.
also options for full system restore and to restore from a backup, neither of which worked.
among these options therz an option to start a command prompt too, it just opens up a small window in which you can work on command prompt. the default drive when this command prompt comes up is X:\(sumthn sumthn)\system32\>
i shifted to C:
and ran chkdsk/r
like this: C:\>chkdsk/r(srry im cnfsd abt whr to put slash and whr to put backslash, but i typed it in correct on the pc)
The type of the file system is NTFS
Cannot lock current drive.
Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by anothe process.
chkdsk may run if this disk is dismounted first
do you want to dismount ( i put in yes)
chkdsk is verifying file (step 1 of 5)
766 lang files
0 bad file
0 EA records
41 reparse records.
verifying index (step 2)
5 unindexed files
chkdsk .verifying security descriptors(stage 3)
usn jornal verification complete
but in the end it said:
failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50.
also tried fixboot then. fixboot wasnt a recognised command.
so i thnk all my hardware is ok.. but still sumthing is wrong..!!
also, the BSOD error msg suggests that i should disable shadowing or sumthing in the BIOS. but the BIOS that comes up when i press f2 just has very little information. it has only the boot order , time, password. but nothing related to what is written in the error message.
i also tried all the safe mode options. all result in the same BSOD.actually tried all the options in the f8 menu/... nothing works..
i have been looking through forums of various sites ,on this topic for the past 5 hours.. haven't found anything that fixed it yet..
im in a really tight jam here guys i really want my data back.. :'(..
would deeply appreciate any help on this matter..
thanks in advance...