Windows 8 will no longer boot on Sony Vaio SVF152C29M. No error, just black screen after Vaio boot logo. Using Diskpart shows the partitions. Plugging drive into external drive caddy allows me to view files on another machine so I have backed up user files. I would much prefer to repair as opposed to reinstall as the laptop belongs to a person visiting from France and the OS (and Sony recovery) are in French. I don't think I can reinstall French from disc without the correct media. I cannot access the recovery partition either to do a system reinstall or refresh from that partition. Below are the partitions as seen in Diskpart list vol: Code: Volume # Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info -------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- -------- Volume 0 D HMR_CPRA_X6 UDF DVD-ROM 3326 MB Healthy Volume 1 C NTFS Partition 438 GB Healthy Volume 2 Windows RE NTFS Partition 1474 MB Healthy Hidden Volume 3 FAT32 Partition 260 MB Healthy Hidden Volume 4 Recovery NTFS Partition 24 GB Healthy Hidden Volume 5 SONYSYS FAT32 Partition 260 MB Healthy Hidden I have tried using bootrec /fixboot to no avail. Under Info for the various volumes, should I not see Boot applied to Partition 1 ( C: ) and System to Volume 3? Any advice is much appreciated.