Alright, after opening the repair my pc setting in the win10 setup thing from the usb, I go into:
troubleshoot\advanced options\start up repair - all it says is "startup repair couldn't repair your pc" and has a "log file:" section but has no log files and just refers me back to the advanced options.
troubleshoot\advanced options\system restore - it pops up an error screen saying "to use system restore you must specify which windows installation to restore. restart this computer, select an operating system and then select system restore"
troubleshoot\advanced options\system image recovery - it says it cant find an image to restore from, which was to be expected since I had had an image to recover with.
troubleshoot\advanced options\go back to the previous build - it saysit ran inot a problem and cannot take me back to the previous build and suggests resetting the pc.
troubleshoot\advanced options\command prompt - when entering the prompt I type "cd boot" and it comes back with "the system cannot find the specified path. so that didnt do anything either.
the only thing I haven't tried is resetting the pc, but I only want to try that as a last resort, is there anything other suggestions you have or is a reset my only option?