2 days ago my laptop (Acer Aspire v3) would not startup and suggested I do a startup repair. I let startup repair run for 2+ days after showing the same screen for so long and eventually decided to turn it off (i've read that the faster you fix the problem the more likely your data won't get erased?). The progress bar was always moving so the screen wasn't frozen and the entire time it said it was attempting to repair disk errors.
When I turn on the laptop again it says the same thing and starts running startup repair again.
The laptop was having overheating issues and the fan hadn't been cleaned in a long time... that's the most likely cause, right?
Also, the only thing the laptop will let me do is run startup repair or enter BIOS