Sony Vaio BSOD on startup (CI.dll)
Posted on 2012-03-29
Just over a week ago, my Sony Vaio started to act funny and stopped starting properly...when it did finally load, all actions could take 15+ mins for a simple click. The laptop was originally running Windows 7 home premium (64-bit OEM running on 8GB RAM). I tried to run the repair via the recovery partition which appeared to have died as well.
I decided to format the C: and then remove the recovery partition etc and then reinstalled/upgraded the OS (Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit) and the laptop worked fine for a day or so... However, when the laptop was restarted it appears to have got into a bit of trouble and now it won't start up, but instead gets a BSOD every time.
I've tried all the usual things:
- Last Known Good Configuration
- Safe Mode (doesn't load)
- Safe Mode with Command Prompt (doesn't load)
- Repair via Windows 7 disk
- Attempt to restore to earlier date (says there's no restore points, despite me creating one prior to the BSOD)
Each time the BSOD happens, it mentions CI.dll in the dump section... I've tried renaming and removing the dll but it recreates and dies each time...
Do you guys have any clues at all?!