Hi and welcome to Just Answer. My name is XXXXX XXXXX have been repairing Electronics Professionally for over 13+ years and currently own a Shop in FL.
Looks like you have severe File Corruption. This can be brought on from either a Bad Hard Drive, Improper Shut Down, Bad Memory, or a Virus. The first thing to always run when this happens is a built in Windows Utility called System File Checker. You can run this by clicking Start and in the box typing cmd. When cmd appears in the search box, right click on it and select "Run as Administrator". A Black Command Prompt Windows will appear. Type in sfc /scannow and press enter. There is a space between sfc and /scannow. Let me know what the results are after it runs.
Hi Carl, thanks for trying to help! After 'Verification 100% completed', the next thing on the black box is 'Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.
Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example
What do I do now? Any brilliant ideas?
Hi Carl, I've been running the 'Quick SMART Test' for an hour now, and there are still only 4 blue bars completed, which is approximately only 1/5 of the whole test.... The estimated time for test completion is 2 minutes. What should I do now, apart from throwing the laptop out of the window?....