Updating this blog after a busy weekend. I came into possession of a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro ultralight which could not boot up. The BIOS showed the stock 256 GB SSD was not recognized – uh oh not a good sign.
Quickly went to Sim Lim to pick up a replacement (and one with a larger space) mSata SSD – Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB and prepared for the operation.
Something at the back of my head was stopping me from replacing the SSD, so I thought to give another spin on the repair bandwagon. After some mucking around, I managed to resuscitate the Y2P, not after downloading a Windows 8.1 ISO (its free to download but you will need to key in a serial number if you are doing a bare metal install) from Microsoft.
The magic is found within the Repair Options -> Command Line in the Windows 8.1 thumbdrive.
c:\> bootrec /FixMbr c:\> bootrec /FixBoot c:\> bootrec /RebuildBcd
The Y2P started to boot up normally. I was able to log into the Windows 8.1 desktop.