Windows won't boot after an unexpected shut down while son was playing a game.
Dual boot with Linux Mint on HP machine (Linux is on separate hard drive from Windows)
Automatic repair will not fix the issue
In troubleshoot environment, and access through command prompt, my profile seems to be missing as do all backups and recovery files.
Viewing Windows drive through Linux all files are present and Linux recognizes drive as locked. The file "hiberfil.sys is present supporting this notion but in Linux I can't delete this file because I can only mount the drive in read only mode because the drive is locked.
Currently backing up all personal files (This is going to take a while. after 10 hours only at 20%)
I also note in root directory a file "install.exe" and "install.ini" (not sure where these came from)
I really don't want to do a factory reset if it can be avoided
Any suggestions or help in recovering my windows operating environment would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.