I recently made several changes to my computer at once which has now resulted in me not being able to get past the windows beginning animation. I get the blue screen of death with the following info:
STOP: 0x0000007E (bunch of parameters I could go write down if they would help)
volsnap.sys - Address FFFFF880022EF35F base at FFFFF880022CC000, Date Stamp 4CE792C8
I have my Windows 64bit pro install CD but I get the bsod when I try loading from that too. I'll try to categorize the info I'm giving so you can skip parts you don't need: My system info
-Windows 7 Professional, 64bit full retail version (upgraded from Vista 2 months ago probably, never had any problems until now)
-Intel® Xeon(R) CPU E5430 @ 2.66GHz × 8 (2 quad core)
-6GB DDR2800 RAM (server type)
-2x24" dell monitors
-1 ~300GB Western Digital hdd
-The computer was bought refurbished I think (boss bought it).
-Edit: I only have the Windows 7 Update cds.. I'll be trying to find a full version to tinker with. Edit2: found one, no difference Changes I made right before getting bsod
-Shrunk primary partition from ~300gb to 250gb
-Installed Virtual CloneDrive
-Installed Adobe flash updates
--> this is when I got the bsod for the first time but the computer restarted just fine
-Installed Fedora on the spare space I created (this left me unable to boot into windows for a while, but using the windows disk and the cmd tool it has and some bootrec.exe functions I got that solved)
-Installed Easy BCD (Download EasyBCD 2.0.2 - NeoSmart Technologies
) and setup mbr to manage both Fedora and Windows
-Some things I noticed while I was running Windows 7 happily for the last two times:
- I opened my computer and it took ~30 seconds to load (blank screen and the progress bar at the top moving slowly..
- Computer hung on shutdown (I saw only my background for about 30 seconeds before it just went black (I could still move the mouse) and I waited a few minutes before forcing shutdown).
-Fedora 15 is still working perfectly (what I'm using right now)
-Windows 7 won't load from CD or hdd (bsod after the logo sits and flashes for a few seconds)
-Using Fedora I have full access too all my files on Windows so one plan I have is to try to replace the volsnap.sys.. but I don't know much about it (or if using linux to move windows files is a good ro bad idea)
-I've run hardware diagnostics but everything seems to be passing
Sorry I can't include the files you requested but not being able to start windows makes it kind of hard.
Any suggestions/questions/comments/explosives would be greatly appreciated. And of course, if you want more detail about any of what I wrote just ask.