So, I was working on my computer, windows 8.1, when the screen went blue and it said it was crashing. It took a really long time to collect "information", then it crashed.
Upon resetting it, Windows went into the loop of doom, and wouldn't start, instead attempting to (and failing to) recover data.
I booted from a different drive, and checked out the drive that failed. Program files is still there, but my documents and a folder called projects are totally gone!
What happened? Where are they? How can this be avoided?