Recently one day i installed some programs and all went well. The next morning I was greeted by a dialog that the computer had not shutdown properly. I continued on with the boot process and was then greeted by another dialog that the disk needed to be checked for errors due to software that I'd installed.
Before getting into the drive I tried check disk and it would not work due to problems on the drive. So then i continued on and looked into one of my 3 user accounts. and I then deleted every program that I had installed the previous day.
Again I rebooted and was greeted by the same dialog about using check disk and when i attempted to use it then check disk would not run.
After this i attempted a restore point and that would not work either because T received the message that there were problems on the drive and system restore could not proceed.
After this I attempted to go to command prompt (with admin access) and start check disk. This failed and the reason given was that the drive was "read only". I looked up how to correct this problem and then I decided that I needed help in solving this problem.
The computer runs ok and except for the request to run check disk at boot and the failure of system restore to work the computer runs fine.
Is there any way to fix this problem. I simply so not intend to try the free download of windows 10 since I know it would use files form my Windows 7 install and that could ruin my Windows 10 install. Considering this I'd be forced into purchasing a Windows 10 disk & to attempt a dual boot considering that I've got software on this computer that I cannot replace.
I've considered a non-destructive reinstall but according to what I've read I cannot use the restore disk provided by the mfg of the computer NOR can I use an OEM disk I have to make this type of restore possible. I am not even sure if it would work in the first place.
My 1st priority is getting this problem fixed and then worrying about my Windows 10 problem later.
Any ideas would be appreciated!