Easy RE hangs on Automated Repair

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I have what appears to be a very corrupt SSD. It had Windows 8 installed with UEFI, but now it won't boot due to missing BCD. I changed the BIOS config to Legacy, but when I select Easy Recovery Essentials recovery option "Automated Repair", the "Please Wait" wheel is displayed... It never goes beyond that.

Previously when I had boot mode set to UEFI and Legacy, I was able to get passed "Please Wait", but Easy RE couldn't find any instances of Windows.

Any ideas?