Windows 10 hangs on loading screen, repair media tool hangs too

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    Windows 10 hangs on loading screen, repair media tool hangs too

    I desperately need help with this one - my classes starts tomorrow and they are all online. I have a desktop with Windows 10 and it has been very very reliable for the last few years. I shut the machine down like normal and a little bit later I noticed it turned it self back on (Windows update occasionally will trigger it to turn on. The computer sat on a blue screen with the Windows logo and spinning dots for about 1 hour. Now I can't get past this. Every 3 restarts gives me a "preparing automatic repair" message on the same screen but nothing happens even after 3 hours of waiting.

    -I have not installed any new software in months.
    -My SSD is fine, I was able to plug it into a buddies computer via SATA to USB and recover my files
    -I set BIOS to use legacy support instead of UEFI, also tried to turn off quick boot.
    -I followed a few youtube videos that suggested things like using regback to restore my settings
    -I created two different windows repair sticks on different size/brands of USB drives with the media tool and they both hang at the same screen and I can NOT get to the windows repair tools, command line, etc.
    -I unplugged all peripherals and unnecessary hard drives and still got the same problem - even when it was just the USB stick

    Pretty much I can't even install a fresh copy of Windows because I can't get past the windows loading screen even when using a USB stick.. I am at a total loss. I can't do a system repair or a system restore since it just hangs on the windows loading screen...
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    Did you remember to change the boot order in the BIOS so that it boots first from a USB drive? The drive should already be inserted when you change the boot order, otherwise it may not be recognized.
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    Yes, I did that. I can get the USB drive to just start to load and then it hangs on the blue screen with windows logo and dots.

    If I donít plug any drive in then it complains that there is no drive as expected.
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