sounds like a problem with a hard drive (device that the Windows Operating system is stored on).
We will need some more information to better help your situation. What type of computer is it (desktop or laptop) and what is the model number.
Also, how well is your knowledge with computers? Are you comfortable with opening up the computer?
Come from one, i know how stupid and stubborn us husbands are at taking things apart and fixing it ourselves.. try to resist him from doing that