After I got home from work this evening I went to boot up my desktop computer. I was greeted with a black screen and not the familiar Windows 10 login screen. I wasn’t worried at first because Windows sometimes can be finicky. I restarted my computer and tried again. I was greeted this time with the spinny thingy, the one that goes around and around before you boot into Windows. Oh no.
I eventually got it into this recovery mode where Windows will try to fix your startup problem. The bad news was it said it couldn’t fix what was wrong. The weird thing is, I can open up a DOS window and I can see the files on my boot drive, at least the few files I looked at. Something is wrong but not completely wrong, at least on my boot drive. It’s an SSD, so I’m not sure if it’s a partial failure or something.
All my data is stored on other drives and as far as I know, those drives are fine. This isn’t a complete disaster but it’s not great either. The worst case scenario is that I need to re-install Windows on a new SSD, which is just a pain but not the end of the world.