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Wondows 8 can't boot and automatic repair won't help.

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    Windows 8 can't boot and automatic repair won't help.


    Yesterday when I started my computer the usual boot-screen showed up (Windows logo and spinning dots beneath). And it took much longer time for it than usually. I have a SSD so it usually takes just a couple of seconds. Then a blue-screen flashes for about half a second. And the PC restarts with Automatic Repair.

    After "Checking disk for errors. This might take over an hour." for about 3 hours I got inpatient and reset the computer. This time the OS wont even boot. So I read a bit in the internet and tried change in bios from AHCI to IDE mode. It have been in AHCI mode for half a year and with no problems. Then it worked but all my Windows settings and applications where gone. Only three icons in the metro slide (Desktop, IE and one more i don't remember).

    Anyway I changed back from IDE to AHCI and tried to repair it once more but no progress.

    Does anyone know how to solve this?
    Thanks for answers.

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    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    Start with these free, bootable diagnostics: Initial Hardware Diagnostics

    Try installing Windows (no need to activate it - as it's just for a test) on a platter based hard drive (without the SSD in the system). That will help to rule out the SSD as a part of the problem.

    If able to get into Windows, Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
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