This problem is regarding my Gaming Rig. I am posting this through my work-related computer. As a Steam addict, I would be grateful if someone replied soon, since this computer can barely run Half-Life 1.
So here's the issue. My computer had some issues when shutting down several times, some kinds of errors but they didn't stop it from shutting down. They didn't happen all that often, just every once in a while, and there very but a few. Then suddenly it asked for a chkdsk at startup, which I stopped because I've read somewhere they can cause problems recently. I've always let it check everything before tho and no issues. Now, upon startup, I ran a scan with AVG Antivirus (trial version), Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware just to make sure that there wasn't some type of malware causing the chkdsk to go on. I regularly run scans, only use one real-time scanner, and I keep all my definitions up to date, so I am pretty sure it is not malware related. After a long day of gaming I shut it down and today when I woke up, I turned it on but let it startup on its own while I did some stuff. When I came back the ChkDsk was already finishing up whatever it was doing and it was too late to stop it. The computer then started up and this is where the problem really starts.
First of all, my resolution which is usually a crisp looking 1920x1080 on my HD monitor turned to 800x600. I immediately went to display options but the highest resolution I could pick was 1400x1000 or something like that. I tried to go online to try and check for such an issue but imagine my surprise when the internet connection was no longer working. And my Steam is set up in a way that it doesn't allow offline gameplay in order to improve security. So I try to fix the connection, nothing works. I went to system restore and there was a restore point from two days ago when I updated my Paint.NET so I tried to restore it there. Once restores, an error appears saying the restore was unsuccessful and that nothing was changed. Now I remember some people saying that you need to reinstall your Windows to fix chkdsk problems. Here's my issue with that. My gaming rig's external drive, the one for disks and the like, became damaged earlier this year, which wasn't really a problem because all the programs I installed were downloaded from the Internet, and I used Steam to install my games. So I cannot use my Windows 7 disk to reinstall my 64-bit windows.
I honestly have no idea what to do here. Getting professional assistance or having the drive fixed is kind of not an option at this point, money is short, I couldn't afford having it fixed right now. I do however have a USB. It can only hold up to four GigaBytes tho, so I'm not sure how that could help. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.