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My windows installation was working perfectly fine until i clicked "Reset BCD" in EasyBCD in Windows 8. After clicking that EasyBCD told me to add Win 8 entry via Add Entry Menu so i did. After restart, win 8 would not start. Neither would recovery F11.

Attempts i made to Restore :

  1. Ran boot-repair from ubuntu live cd several time.

  2. Used Win8 system recovery disc created via virtualbox with win 8 preview iso.

  3. Automated repair from Win8 system recovery disc

  4. Ran following commands from cmd started from Win8 system recovery disc

    bootrec /fixmbr
    Result : Success message

    bootrec /rebuildbcd
    Result : after hitting (Y) "The requested system device cannot be found"

  5. System refresh started from Win8 system recovery disc gives error that device is locked.

  6. System reset started from Win8 system recovery disc gives error that required partition or device is missing or not accessible.

  7. Used automated repair from EasyRE disc. It gave success message.

  8. Used Fix boot problem from Macrium reflect winPE repair disc.

  9. Copied Recovery partition to usb. Booting from usb gave this error

    Your PC needs to be repaired.
    Error Code : 0XC000000f
    Press Enter to try again
    Press F8 for Startup Settings
    F8 & Enter does nothing

  10. I cannot install WIn7 or Win 8, error it gives : "windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."

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Can you describe what happens after POST? Does it give an error or anything? –  Louis Aug 14 '13 at 0:46
    
I, too, pressed on reset within EasyBCD and ran into the same problem. The following answer solved my problem. superuser.com/questions/460762/… –  user270550 Nov 8 '13 at 15:09

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You must boot in UEFI mode from the DVD. Look at the manual which key you have to press to get the boot menu shown. Here you should see BIOS and UEFO boot for DVD.

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i can enter Boot menu by F10 but after turning off legacy mode i cannot use recovery disk as boot option. It will proceed to boot from hard disk option and throw "no bootable device found" –  johnny Aug 11 '13 at 18:34

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