Sony Vaio - Hangs on Startup

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Working on my friends Sony Vaio. It will not complete a boot of any of the following: Installed OS (Win 7), safe mode, windows recovery disc, last known good configuration, Win 8 Install disc (choosing repair), or the Sony Vaio recovery partition (F8). Additionally, when I put a known good bootable live Kali Linux disc, it won't even give me the option to boot CD/DVD.

They all hang on a loading screen with a mouse cursor that still moves...I'm lost!
 

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So I was able to boot a Live USB version of Kali and get all of the important stuff off the hard drive. I formated the HDD, however, it still hangs on boot of recovery parition and install DVDs.
 
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