So I'm having an issue I'm flummoxed to repair.
Turned on the computer and it hung on the splash screen for ten minutes before running the "Can't boot" routine asking if I wanted to repair. I tried to do so and after it ran through the motions, I was informed that Windows can't boot and I was then presented with the list of options (Repair, Restore, etc.). I selected Restore and chose the most recent restore point (and I've booted successfully since that point) and after THAT was completed, I was told that the restore was successful and to restart the computer. I did and the whole cycle started over again.
The Win diagnostics reported no errors other than "bad driver or recent hardware change" was causing the problem. Since I haven't had any hardware changes, I assumed it was a bad driver so I tried to boot into safe mode and was unable to do so; it proceeded with the same previous behavior.
A week or so prior, Win would only mount two of my already-plugged in USB drives; some drives (and those plugged in after booting) required me to run Disk Mount and assign drive letters at which point they'd work fine for that session. I assume the USB driver might be the culprit (just a guess) but since I can't boot into safe mode and reinstall it, I'm not sure what to try next.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!