Windows 8 loop

Have a ony svj202a11l all in one with W8 and the bad system config info

I just want to reinstall W8

Any idea on how I can do this?  Can't get into the bios...
Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
use the recovery option of reset optionsreset my pc'
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nobusCommented:
you need to change the settings in windows for getting in the bios, here's how :  http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/open-advanced-startup-options-windows-8.htm
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Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
The bad_system_config_info causes the computer to just keep looping.. thus am I out of luck?   Can't get into Windows at all.
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nobusCommented:
what is the exact message, and when do you get it?  after the start (bios) or at logon?

here a youtube that handles it :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKH0dGX4KeA
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Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
I don't get the opportunity to get into the BIOS.  From a cold boot, pressing ESC, F1, F2, F11, F12 or Del doesn't stop the boot up process at all.

It goes straight to the error message and then reboots.

Windows 8 error message
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nobusCommented:
i take it the youtube is of no help ?
i would test the disk first - connect it to a working pc, and run a diag, followed by chkdsk
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Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
The disk is fine... I've pulled off the data I want to save.  I'm ready to re-install Windows now.
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nobusCommented:
if you try often enough tapping the del, or Esc key to get in the bios, you might have a chance.
otherwise, disconnect the disk drive, and boot to get in the bios - change the setting you want, and power off
then reconnect the drive
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Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
nobus... tried that already...

I removed the drive and then booted... I get a "Operating System not Found" error.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
you have to keep pressing the del key all the way through the boot process from the moment you power on until you get to the bios screen.
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Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
David Johnson, CD, MVP... I know
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nobusCommented:
yes, but with W8 - you only get some milliseconds time, so you have to hit the key VERY rapidly; and try till successful
MS did us a great gift again...lol
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Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
Turns out that I missed the "attention" button in the upper left hand corner.  This got me into BIOS, tools, etc.  A restore to a couple of days prior fixed everything.

Thanks for everyone's help.
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Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
Solved myself
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