Hi guys. I am getting frustrated with this startup issue. See details below
A few days back i tried starting up my Laptop and just before it got to the welcome screen, it froze. I then restarted again and it did the same thing. I then restarted in safe mode and it let me in. I then did a system restore to a previous point. It completed the system restore successfully but when i restarted, it did the same thing. Loads windows as normal but just before it displays the Welcome screen it just remains on a black screen. I then tried to restart in safe mode again but this time it did not let me.
I got hold of my Vista Ultimate DVD and tried a start up repair. It said windows could not fix the errors automatically. I then did a memory scan which did not find any errors but when i restarted after the memory scan, it let me in as it would normally. I then though it was just a mem issue. The next time i restarted my laptop it did the same thing again. After a further restart i was able to get into safe mode. I then went through the whole process above and it let me in again. This time i did a memory scan, spybot scan and scan disk and i did not find any errors. Shortly after, i did a restart again and the same issue occured.
I then did a format of my whole drive and did a fresh install of Windows vista. The installation was successfull and i was able to get into windows. I then installed all my drivers and did a windows update. this worked fine until i had to restart my laptop. Guess what the same thing happend again.
I am now in safe mode and i don't know what to do. I checked the event viewer and the captured the error i found in the attached picture. It says "The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
And this is the same error i saw in the event logs when i first experienced this issue.
I am stuck and i dont know what else to do. Please see my Laptop specs below
Sony Vaio FZ21Z
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor t7500, 2.20Ghz
Memory: 2GB/Go DDR2 SDRAM
Graphics: Nvidia Geoforce 8600M GS GPU
OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit