I've tried every option in the boot options menu and cannot get Windows 8 to boot. I just get 'Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PC." And later: "Log file: D:\Windows\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt" with the Shut down and Advanced options button, which just takes me to the boot options screen.
I have no install media as this is originally a win7 machine for which I downloaded Windows 8.
I actually did find a recovery disc I'd made 3.5 years ago and was able to use that. I've also got a backup from more recently I was able to use to retrieve most of the files.
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