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WIN 8 System Check Repair - Now Black Screen

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    **UPDATE** WIN 8 System Check Repair - Now Black Screen


    HELP!
    Wife's computer upon reboot went into System Repair mode and said it might take more than an hour to complete. Now its hanging endless on a black screen.
    WIN 8 only 3 month only Sony VAIO machine.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Suggestions????

    ***UPDATE***

    If the laptop is powered off and is completely shut down and restarted...it is only going to a black screen. Nothing else???? HELP!!!!!!!
    Last edited by WLeeBaird73; 09 Sep 2013 at 19:47.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums.


    Try this, starting 1) & down until Windows 8 boots OK.


    How to do a Automatic Repair:
    Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
    Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
    Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums


    How to do a Refresh:
    Refresh Windows 8

    Click image for larger version

    You can use Reset to recovery to factory setting.
    How to do a Reset
    Reset Windows 8


    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8





    You can use the OEM version of
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    warning   Warning
    Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED



    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.





    The Recovery USB drive can be very problematic, I recommend you also make a Windows System Image.

    System Image - Create in Windows 8

    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8

    or
    look for a 3rd party ,Backup software, which fully supports Windows 8, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
    Which is signed by Microsoft.
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    Theog,

    Thank you for the quick reply. I'd like to wipe the laptop and start fresh. All my wife's files are backed up on dropbox.

    What is the simplest method to completely wipe it out and start fresh?

    Simple directions are needed...I'm not SUPER technical savvy, but I'm a quick learn if things are spelled out.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Lee
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    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    You can use Reset to recovery to factory setting.
    How to do a Reset
    Reset Windows 8
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    I can't get to the "Windows System Recovery Options" screen....all I get when I touch power button is VAIO logo for about 20-25 seconds - additionally, I see the white dots circle for about 15 seconds of that time and then bam...BLACK SCREEN....no OTHER options for REFRESH/RESET or anything else.

    HELP!
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    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Use the F12 key which should take you to BIOS and System Recovery Option.

    I have a Toshiba and F12 is the key, may be different on a Sony, if so try F8.
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  7. #7


    ok, so the Sony VAIO laptops have a button on them that says "ASSIST"...if you power DOWN and hit the ASSIST button, it takes you into the System recovery mode and will enable you to "RESET" your laptop. I'm resetting now....hopefully that resolves the issue long term.

    Thanks all!
    Lee
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  8. #8


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Good news !

    If the McAfee is a 30 day trial, I would recommend that you do not renew and do some research if you want additional protection.

    Check this forum. System Security - Windows 8 Forums
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