Run through post 13 then
Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.
Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.
This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.
I'm going to do this later, and thanks so much for all of this advice. I really do appreciate it.