chkdsk /f /v
EDIT: Checked Device Manger for problems?
EDIT2: Oops, didn't read the noob part.
So, when you get booted, run:
chkdsk c: /f /v
from an elevated command prompt. Hit the Windows key (the one with the Microsoft flag on it) and type:
hold down all these keys:
That should open the command prompt at an elevated level where you can run those two commands. Hopefully, C: is your boot drive where the SSD is located. If not, you have to figure out what letter is assigned to the boot drive. What I'm asking you to do is to verify the operating system (OS) is OK. those two commands basically inform one if the OS is cool. It's not iron-proof clad guarantee, but it's good enough. System Restore, is used to get the system to a state it was in before you had problems, such as, before the game was installed.
Hello Sam piper, on this case it is possible that your Solid State Drive have failed, what you can try to do in order for you to get back the functionality of the Solid State Drive will be to perform a secure erase and then install the operating system at the Solid State Drive.
You can use the Intel(R) Solid State Drive toolbox to do that the following link:
Thanks for the answers guys - I've already tried Startup Repair but not had any luck with it.
I'll try all your suggestions soon, I suspect that I'll have to try a secure erase though.
Do try System Restore before a secure erase (it's easy and reversable). You can always re-install the game again. My hunch is that the problem lies with the game (installation), but my track record hasn't been very good recently.