While trying to do what I thought was basic checks on my parents' computer - I seem to have opened a "Pandora's Box".
Upon checking the disc boot (c) drive and selecting the option to "automatically fix file system errors" (which requires you to restart your computer for the scan to start), my parents' computer doesn't like this AT ALL. When I clicked it to restart all was well - including when a blue screen comes up saying scan has been requested - but that if you want to overwrite the scan you can press any key within 10 seconds. HOWEVER, it doesn't give you even 2 seconsd, before a further screen suddenly appears (black with white writing on - which is not on the screen for even 1 second to be able to see what it says) it then just restarts itself - HELP ME - nothing I press will overwrite this from happening. What have I done and is there ANY WAY of actually being able to reboot the computer again????
I phoned my Mum - and someone between us we have managed to get the computer to start in Safe Mode. I am going round straight after work tomorrow to have another look at it. I am worried that if I simply get the computer to restart in "Normal Mode", is it just going to do the same thing again and try to run that stupid scan and keep restarting itself? Is there anything like the "Maintenance settings" I can go in and see whether it is scheduled to do this silly scan so I can stop it?