Looking for help with a Sony Vaio (SVT series). Has been running fine since purchase in 2013. Daughter turned it on and got an error "0xc0000185", saying that computer needs repairs and the tools can be found on recovery disks. Don't have recovery disks. Following other posts, I tried resetting the BIOS, get same message. Tried ASSIST Button, then selected 'repair'; computer just freezes back up. From all I read, seems there should be subsequent screens after the initial assist screen, but I can't seem to get there.
Don't care about retrieving files - nothing important stored on this machine. Just want to get it runing again. Any ideas? Sony help agent said they can fix but charge $99 since out of warranty. Thanks!