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Windows 8.1 boot only to repair PC and unable to repair au

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    Windows 8.1 boot only to repair PC and unable to repair au

    Yesterday night when i came home from work, i turn on my laptop with windows 8.1 and its started loading "pc repair", after it finished i get a message saying it could not repair automaticly.
    So i have tried advanced-restore point, it just failed.
    Tried cmd- sfc /scannow, and i get a message saying windows is in another repair process and i need to reboot and try again.i rebooted and tried again. But it goes to repair pc again.and so on.
    Trying refresh pc - getting insert media. no original media because i have purchased it online. So i used win 8 bootable thumb drive i made. But it didnt recognized it.(the thumb drive does bootable, I have checked).
    Have tried chkdsk. But i get a message drive locked.
    So i have rebooted using the win 8 usb thumb drive.
    Have tried chckdsk / r /v /f / x on th windows drive(located it as f: this time)
    No help there.
    Tried safe mode menu, but after i choosing safe mode it goes back to pc repair.

    I didnt installed any new drivers and i have windows update settings to install updates manually.
    I have two drives in my laptop(thinkpad w500).windows drive is ssd ocz vertex 2, and the second is regular hdd in a caddy instead optical drive.
    *i have disabled all defragmenting and indexing on the ssd.
    I have tried removing the sad and reinsert it making sure it's connected firmly.

    Is there a way recover my pc without refreshing and loosing the entire windows setup?
    I have read somewhere that win 8.1 lost or removed pe environment. And this why it cant recover.
    How do i get a recovery partition back?
    Any suggestions?

    Tried hdd diagnostic in bios on the main sad drive.and i get controller error 0000 read verification failed.

    *Edit 2.
    Looking at srttrail.txt log file, the last check says:
    "Registry is corrupt"
    "And solution is system restore".
    But it failed and it has error code: 0x1f.

    *Edit 3
    I created a recovery disc with another machine, no help there either.

    I have connected the ssd drive to another machine, and I have copied all the content from it, made error check on the drive, it came out without any problems.
    It's fully accessible.

    *edit 4
    Tried doing reset your PC and I get the following: "unable to reset Your PC.a required drive partition is missing.


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    Trying refresh pc - getting insert media. no original media because i have purchased it online.
    Download the Windows 8.1 ISO.

    Take a look at those posts for more info.

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    How to download Windows 8.1 ISO with a Windows 8 key.
    How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

    Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.
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    Well.the dowload trick of 8.1 with 8 serial works, but i couldn't repair my windows.
    I have Decied to do make a clean install of windows 8 and restore an old image i have.
    8.1 is always giving me issues. Windows 8 NEVER gave me a I'll stick with the moto " if it ain't broken. Dont fix it "
    Thatks for the help.
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Windows 8.1 boot only to repair PC and unable to repair au
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