Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Sony Vaio - Automatic Repair loop & no product key!

  1. #21


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    It finds winre on your hard drive, copies it over, mounts it, throws in a menu and a few tools, like rweverything plus a couple of things for fixing boot problems and applying wim files, then creates an efi/bios bootable .iso

    You should be able to fix anything with it ( except hardware damage, of course )

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #22


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8


    Thanks...unfortunately the problem here is the laptop blackscreens before I can get to the option to select recovery
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #23


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    It finds winre on your hard drive, copies it over, mounts it, throws in a menu and a few tools, like rweverything plus a couple of things for fixing boot problems and applying wim files, then creates an efi/bios bootable .iso

    You should be able to fix anything with it ( except hardware damage, of course )
    bad news...i just get the operating system not found error again when i boot from this disk, and then after a minute it black screens
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #24


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


    Are you booting in UEFI mode?

    Click image for larger version
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #25


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Are you booting in UEFI mode?

    Click image for larger version
    i'll check...assume i'll find this in bios
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #26


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8


    yes its in uefi mode
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #27


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Seems to skipping past and trying to boot from the HD.

    Something up with the bios settings.

    Do you have an F11 or something that will bring up a one time boot selection?

    Or you could try switching off secure boot and give legacy boot a go to see if that will find the disc? I assume you have burned a dvd or similar.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #28


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8


    yes, burned a CD-R. i'll try legacy disk
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #29


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8


    legacy made a difference in at least to the sound of the drive as it loaded, but then i got a black screen again and coudnt see if it had booted or not.

    actually the drive continued to almost "roar" for a while after it black screened. didnt sound too healthy to me.

    its nearly 10.30pm here and i've been looking at this since 5pm, so i'll give it a rest for tonight.

    if you have any more ideas, please post them and i'll check them out tomorrow.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #30


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


    @SIW2


    Just checked V7f boots fine with Secure Boot & UEFI mode using USB Drive.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Sony Vaio - Automatic Repair loop & no product key!
Related Threads
Automatic Repair Loop in General Support
Okay, so I booted my friend's laptop and began to get her software to get her laptop more secure (after finding tons of stuff on her daughter's laptop). Well, as I went to install one, before even clicking a thing, the screen starts flickering to the point it looks like constant loading. Can't even...
Automatic Repair Loop problem in General Support
It has only been 20 days since I bought hp envy touchsmart k020us( i7 4710HQ, 8gb). It was working fine but 2 days back when I tried to boot it up(I do shut down my pc properly), it started rebooting again and again and went to automatic repair. It displayed a message that automatic repair can't...
Hello, last night, I was using my computer fine, playing a few League of Legends games before I turned off my PC and went to bed. This morning, I tried to turn on my computer and lo and behold, I encountered Windows 8.1 trying to "automatically repair" and it wouldn't boot me to the desktop. I have...
Hello. I was using my PC earlier and I noticed my Skype and other programs I had open that were installed on my C: Drive (OCZ Vertex 3 SSD) started locking up. I even had troubles opening the task manager. After locking up for several seconds, I just restarted but the problems resumed. The very...
Automatic Repair Loop in General Support
Hi Everyone, I'm stuck in an automatic repair loop. One suggestion has been to use a USB recovery disk but I can't create one now that I don't have access to Windows 8. Any suggestions?
Just reinstalled windows 8, loaded everything up and had it perfect. Then I installed a windows update (could it have been 8.1?) and then my computer would not boot. It got stuck on the windows 8 logo with the circle just spinning. After I restart it tries to automatically repair but that...
Windows 8 automatic repair loop in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
I Just bought a new computer with Windows 8 already installed, started using it, and every 30 minutes after i booted it, it crashed. So i tried to restore the initial definitions of the computer by using the option to do so. While the computer was being restored, it crashed, and then started my...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook