Ok, so I got the blue screen of death on my Sony Vaio laptop on Friday. I haven't really worked on it until today so I'm just now looking into it today. My problem evidently is with the iastor.sys driver. It is instructing me to disable the bios memory and try again. I did disable the bios and it hasn't shut down yet but over the course of the day today it has run for 5 minutes and shut down, and it has run for an hour plus before giving me the stop error, so that leads me to believe it's not a totally fucked driver but maybe just a damaged one. ? but I'm not sure. Also the windows explorer isn't working properly since I started getting the stop errors on Friday....? Using the windows explorer or internet explorer and having it shut down on me several times seems to be the trigger to get the system to shut down, but again I'm not sure, that just might be a coincidence. I'm more of a networking guy, not really a hardware guy. I can't do a system restore because there are no past restore points? I am 99% sure there were restore points being saved periodically. I called Sony Tech support and they want $129 to fix it over the phone, which I could do, but I'd much rather figure out why it is doing what it's doing and save the $. However, if I can't figure it out by Sunday I'll bite the bullet and pay to have it fixed as I need it for work Monday. I know there are a bunch of guys here much smarter than me when it comes to these things. Anyone else had this specific issue? If so, how did you fix it? note: I hopefully will be picking up the original discs that came with the laptop on friday. Might my answer be there?