Solved Laptop HDD Boot sector missing or damaged

Custom / P5K-VM
December 2, 2013 at 21:41:01
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate, i7-3770 /8GB DDR3 1333
Been struggling with this laptop to get it booting into windows. Its a Sony VAIO, Has Windows 8 installed in UEFI. I'm unable to boot to my hiren boot cd. I can however boot to a Windows 8 disc. I've ran automatic startup repair a few times, no fix, is no system restore points, Refresh PC option doesn't work. Been in command prompt, tried these commands, bootsect /fixmbr, bootsect /fixboot, bootsec /scanos, bootesec /bcdrebuild. All ran successfully, but i did notice on the last 2 commands it said 0 windows installations. Tried to delete and fix this, but is no boot folder on windows, is this because its UEFI ?

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#1
December 2, 2013 at 23:22:18
Have you tried doing a Repair Install from your Windows 8 disk? I'm pretty sure that Hirens won't work with UEFI.

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#2
December 2, 2013 at 23:55:42
Repair install doesn't work, cant find windows installed. I've managed to find Safe Rescue or something in the VAIO recovery tools, so backing up HD and then will try full recovery to factory defaults. Simplest solution i reckon.

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#3
December 3, 2013 at 02:23:05
✔ Best Answer
Steps to Fix an Unbootable Windows
http://techsoncall.wordpress.com/20...

Repair your computer in Windows 8 and 8.1
http://www.winhelp.us/repair-your-c...

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