chkdsk is used to verify HDD integrity. The fact that it couldn't "fix some issues", would imply there is a HDD issue.
Normally, I'd say yes. However there are several issues with this computer. One of which, as I noted above, appears to be a HDD issue.If you're not seeing what you expect on the external monitor, start with basic hardware troubleshooting: Disconnect all accessories from your PC. Connected docks, dongles, adapters and other hardware can cause conflicts. Make sure the cable connecting your PC to your external monitor is secure.
Yes I assumed the 'mucking about' is the reason to why my hard drive isn't working lol... And again it is not an SSD.Normally, I'd say yes. However there are several issues with this computer. One of which, as I noted above, appears to be a HDD issue.
The display issue, is likely related to the mucking about the user performed: "So what I did was uncheck the 'Load Startup Items' box, then checked 'Hide all Microsoft services' and clicked the 'Disable all' button. I applied it then restarted, and now my computer won't display on an HDMI"
So again, verify if the SSD is good or bad. If bad, replace it. If it's good, then you can either reinstall Windows or troubleshoot the "self inflicted" Windows issue.
I apologize for late response, but here are the results from the software.Install crystal disc info on another computer and just connect your old computer hdd and connect it to your other computer. No need to uninstall anything from your old drive. This program just checks all your HDD if they are in good shape or not.
I'm unable to access the bios, even with a fresh HDD in the computer. I've tried pressing the F2 key rapidly and holding it and I don't think I've gotten any results. I might actually be accessing the bios alright, but I wouldn't know because I can't see my laptop screen and when I try the key combination FN+F5, it does not switch the display anything to my monitor. And yes I've tried with 2 different monitors and 2 different cables which I can assure all work perfectly fine with my other laptop.Can you access the bios - press f2 on startup.
If you cannot get the bios screen then it is not going to be a windows issue.
I assume you have tried the FN+F5 combination