Issues booting spinning dots black screen and filesystem corruption.

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  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 22h2
       #1

    Issues booting spinning dots black screen and filesystem corruption.


    Windows 10 22h2
    Sudden unwarrented filesystem corruption and windows corrupting itself for no reason.
    Heres what happened.

    Turned off pc for the night. went to bed. slept.
    Then woke up this morning. turned my pc on. it seemed to start for a moment. Then it changed from the logo to spinning dots. my mouse cursor appeared on screen.
    It didnt seem to be doing anything for a while. so I panicked and held the power button to shut off my pc.
    upon rebooting it showed it needed to check disks for corruption and scan and repair them.
    i skipped it. disregarding it as an anomoly.
    Windows immediately complained about disk errors so I rebooted to let it finish repairing and scanning drive C:
    when windows booted finally after fixing the errors.
    I went and checked event viewer and it was reported several .log and .txt type files were corrupt or had unknown filesystem errors.
    And windows was apparently trying to scan or something my drives on boot and thats where it discovered the first signs of corrupted file system errors.
    I'm not sure what to make of this.
    I rebooted another time and nothing new has popped up
    Crystal disk info is not showing any issues with any of my drives. I have 3 hooked up. Two backup and storage hard drives. and one main drive nvme m.2 ssd
    Main ssd/system drive isn't that old.

    This is all very mysterious random and confusing.
    What would cause corruption overnight while sleeping? Or trigger windows to scan my drives spontaneously?

    Should I be worried and be prepared to backup my stuff?
    Or is it likely a one-off random occurence?
    Did a virus scan. sfc scannow. nothing found anything.

    A few texts images and screenshots of some of the things I found.

    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachmen...8545/image.png
    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachmen...4749/image.png
    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachmen...2058/image.png

    25008: Start repair on 06/05/2023 at 13:30:10:786 25017: Processing repair verb IndexEntry: 0x100000001d77c, "$I30", "telemetryPlugin.log" Flags: 0x32, 0x1 26065: Deleting index entry telemetryPlugin.log in index 0x100000001d77c of file 0x11a00000000010d. 25009: End repair on 06/05/2023 at 13:30:10:786

    \Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI\RtBackup\EtwRTEventlog-Security.etl

    \Windows\Logs\MeasuredBoot\0000000284-0000000000.log
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  2. Posts : 18,034
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #2

    Hello @Foxxie,

    Welcome to TenForums.

    Foxxie said:
    It didn't seem to be doing anything for a while. so I panicked and held the power button to shut off my PC.
    It could be that it was performing a Windows Update upon Restart.

    Copy & Paste the following command into a CMD Prompt and press Enter.

    Code:
    
    PowerShell "Get-WindowsUpdateLog"

    Upload the file created on your Desktop and maybe someone will be able to see if that is possibly the cause of the problem.

    UPLOAD the file => How to Upload and Post Screenshots and Files at Ten Forums

    I hope this helps.
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  3. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 22h2
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Its possible.
    but what I also discovered is there was corruption errors showing BEFORE I shut down my computer with the power button.
    When checking event viewer. So before me even touching anything windows already had detected file corruption.
    I didn't remember seeing any updates happening upon shutting down my pc.
    And nothing about it seemed "normal" black screen with spinning dots and nothing else. no text. nothing. just mouse cursor.

    The generated 4.6mb file is too large to upload to a paste website or the forum.
    Ive used discord to share the file if thats ok
    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachmen...dowsUpdate.log
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  4. Posts : 815
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    Run a disk check followed by this command in an elevated command prompt SFC /SCANNOW then Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
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  5. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 22h2
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Already did. Nothing found.
    its very strange.
    PC is working normally as if nothing ever happened. restarts just fine. no hangs freezes or bsods.
    Like some random one-off event. cosmic ray strike or something.
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  6. Posts : 41,552
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #6

    Please see posting instructions.

    The event viewer displayed an unexpected shutdown and restart.
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  7. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 22h2
    Thread Starter
       #7

    I force powered off the pc with my finger holding the power button. Thats what that was in event viewer.
    because it wouldn't complete the boot process. It just hung with a black screen and spinning dots forever. and wouldn't change off from there.
    No bsod but windows still didn't boot properly and froze.
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  8. Posts : 41,552
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #8

    See posting instructions

    BSOD - Posting Instructions
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  9. Posts : 402
    Windows 10 and Windows 11
       #9

    Foxxie said:
    Should I be worried and be prepared to backup my stuff?
    You have to ask?!

    That should have been the very first thing you did. TBH you should be taking regular backups in any case because problems like this strike without warning.
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  10. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 22h2
    Thread Starter
       #10

    no bsod. Just windows not booting properly. and windows corruption.
    did I post in the wrong place im sorry if this is the wrong place. I thought it was for all "windows not booting" type problems.
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