Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:53 PM
I have a very strange problem on my old Sony Vaio. I haven't used it for a long time, then decided to check it out and either give to a kid or sell or something.
I found a very strange problem: unless I change the system date to something like 1999, I get a BSOD right after "loading your personal settings" screen, sometimes slightly later, but always within a minute or two after I login (it gets to the login screen just fine). The error code on the blue screen is
*** STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0x80573332, 0xF388199C, 0x00000000)
I have googled this error code, did not find anything specific for the whole string. The first code, 0x8E, is often referred to hardware problems, such as memory or video card or something like that.
But, in my case, just changing the date completely resolves the issue, everything works fine, except that at logon I get a message "system time is invalid". But if I ignore it, nothing happens and the laptop works fine. I can even change the date back to the current date, again, nothing bad happens. But the start up procedure somehow does not like the date. I tried to disable everything I could, but the same thing happens even in the Safe Mode and with every single start up item disabled in msconfig.
Now, I am really curious as to what the problem might be. Any help is greatly appreciated.