This is a friends laptop, a Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-28R but I can't resolve the problem.
He had a completely locked down laptop with the missing BCD file error and a blue screen. He doesn't have a windows recovery disc/usb. I downloaded a new Windows 10 to usb and managed to get it to repair, partially, enough to boot back into Windows 10. Unfortunately, it's still not running well. mouse click response is between 5 & 10 secs.
I'm trying to repair without him buying a new copy of Windows 10. There is also another issue. Out of frustration I decided to install a copy of Ubuntu Mate (dual Boot). The laptop won't boot from USb or from the DVD, have tried both after changing the boot order. The Ubuntu welcome screen shows then the PC shuts down.
the only reason I mention this is because I suspect that's what will happen if he does try and install a new copy of windows. Any thoughts?
Also, once booted, I've tried to run the automatic repair but it never completes. I've left it running up to 2 days. I can't make a recovery disk either.