How come my system does a check disc that never ends when I try to do a system restore?

by on December 29, 2009

Q: I have a Compaq SR5210NX desktop. I tried booting it after some time being stored in a friends home. It would boot up, give the Compaq screen with the F key command options, another screen would come up with a status bar that said “loading windows files”, then a blank screen and my mouse pointer would appear but nothing else.

I tried doing a system restore at the boot up and that seemed to be working but now it is endlessly running a check disc system repair thing. What could the problem be and what can I do to fix it?