Randomly after booting it up it would get to the windows loading screen and then restart.
It would do this as a loop until i pulled the battery out, after putting the battery back in it decided to chkdsk and failed. after trying to do multiple things to fix it start-up repair ran for 8hrs and i managed to get it to boot without any problems
This lasted the best part of 12hrs before it did it again.
this time i let the cycle go on for an hour before it eventually got past it. In that time i tried to press f8 during startup which just gave me a load of rapid bleeping
Only concern is if i shut down now i wont be able to get it back on.
How do i go about fixing this?
Im a bit of a tech noob but I've got a good idea of how to do some things.
Definitely worth saving the rest of the laptop. Seeing as you have already run a chkdsk and it failed, you're going to have to replace the HDD. If you laptop is less than 2 years old, I'd recommend emailing customer support for your laptop. Usually, they will send you a new HDD for free. If it's older than that, you can probably still get a new HDD from them but it will cost you money. It may be cheaper to buy your own HDD. I would definitely double check with customer support though.