When I turned on my laptop yesterday morning the laptop didn't boot up normally. Instead it was a black screen with the HP logo and eventually text that says "Preparing automatic repair", then "Diagnosing your PC", then "Repairing disk errors. This might take over an hour to complete." That last message has stayed on for 24 hours. I just want to know how to proceed from this point and what all my options are. The laptop is out of warranty.
First, try performing HP diagnostics on the PC at boot to see if the Hard Drive is good.
Turn off the PC by holding the power button. Turn on PC and repeatedly keep pressing ESC until the startup menu appears and then press F2 to enter diagnostics. Try the fast test, or at least the hard drive test.