So, let me give you a heartfelt story first, just so you can understand the urgency of my problem.
I baught this new laptop as a birthday gift for myself, but it wasn't entirely funded by me. I was my intention to pay for it in full, but a sale came up, and most of my family already knew how much I've wanted an upgrade. Some of my family members pitched in some of their cash, and helped me pay it off before the sale ended. My birthday is June 2nd, the sale would've ended on May 22nd, i baught it May 12th. My parents let me open it early, sine i did technically buy it myself. It was the best 1 week of my life.
Not even a few days ago, Windows 10 updated my computer to the new creators update. Since then, nothing out of the ordinary has occurred. But, i did notice that the new update filled my SSD right on up. I tried to run steam and it wouldn't run because there wasn't enough space to update it. So, i went on a journey to free up space.
I then recalled seeing a message BY MICROSOFT that said something like, "Running low on storage? Delete previous versions of windows to free some space up!" I listened. I used CCleaner to get rid of the "windows.old" file, because it's old... right? Yeah i know... i'm stupid.
The outcome was far from positive. After CCleaner finished, i couldn't run any apps. I said to myself, "I probably need to restart my computer."And so i did.
But, I got my ASUS logo, and a circle of dots, spinning... endlessly. I said, "probably just taking a while because i just did a bulk thing" but then it was taking longer, and i got really worried. I force restarted only to run into the same problem a million times over again. Nothing I've seen online has helped me. And i swear to you, I've been all over the web looking for solutions. If you're going to help, please don't go looking for information in the top 4 pages of any keywords related to this problem, i'm certain I've done it.
TL;DR: used ccleaner to delete windows.old after creators update, pc wont boot.
ASUS ROG GL753VE
GeForce GTX 1050Ti
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1TB STATA HDD
126GB STATA3 SSD
(any additional information you need, ask)
i've gone from a really bleepty laptop to a pretty nice one, and it made me very happy when i had it. Now that i don't have it, i'm pretty much depressed. excuse my use of emotion on a forum post, but i just want people to know, i really need a fix.