live" Linux DVD, and copy everything over to another hard drive that way.
When it boots, it gives you the option to try Linux without installing it on your computer. You'll have access to everything on the hard drive.
You probably won't be able to do this with other non-Steam games because they will probably need to be installed again to work properly. If you've got the ISOs for games like these then no problem, just move the ISOs.
Not sure if you can do this with Origin as I haven't tried it.
Thanks everyone, today is the day... lol. After trying to move the steam files and disconnecting non OS hard drives, I will go ahead and do a System Reset; any benefits/drawbacks of using the flash drive to do it (versus repairing the original OS on the Hard Drive)? I was never able to use the Flashed OS to get to my desktop and troubleshoot... though I swear I read it was possible. Either way, I'm done researching and failing for now, and want my PC back. If anything else guys let me know, and thank you all again for your ideas and assistance - I appreciate it.
Safe Mode Win 10
Advanced Startup Options W10
See option #5 using a USB device.
So sorry about all the problems you are having. Once you get this thing back up and running, please consider making some images with Macrium Reflect Free (or another imaging program), so if something happens in the future, it's an easy fix.