I'm not sure how to categorize this. It is the most weird error I ever had.
I was running windows 10 pro well, until I decided to upgrade it. I even checked the disk for errors, it was all clear. After the upgrade, windows won't pass the "Preparing Automatic Repair" phase. It displays this info, and after that I get a black screen and nothing happens.
Needless to say all the searching gave back non-working "solutions".
Then I tried to boot with the usb media. No luck, it shows the ball circle but it ends up in the same black screen. I burned the ISO again, same thing. I've tried every single BIOS config possible, legacy mode also won't work and will end up in the same black screen. So it is impossible to even reinstall everything.
In Linux, Gparted will show the NFTS partition has these errors.
ntfs_attr_pread_i: ntfs_pread failed: Input/output error Failed to read vcn 0x0: Input/output error Failed to open $Secure: No such file or directory Failed to mount '/dev/sda1': No such file or directory Failed to open '/dev/sda1'. ntfs_attr_pread_i: ntfs_pread failed: Input/output error Failed to read vcn 0x0: Input/output error Failed to open $Secure: No such file or directory Failed to mount '/dev/sda1': No such file or directory Unable to read the contents of this file system! Because of this some operations may be unavailable. The cause might be a missing software package. The following list of software packages is required for ntfs file system support: ntfs-3g / ntfsprogs.
I have tried ntfs-3g / ntfsprogs to repair but it didn't work. How could I repair this without losing data? I've made a recovery point before the Os upgrade just in case, but I can't make use of it because I never get to the options to actually use it.
OBS: I installed Manjaro in this machine after my windows10 problems to see if I could repair it from there. Grub shows both OS. When I detect EFI with it, one of the windows10 efi appears to be broken. Bootx64.efi, which I assume is the fallback image for windows 10, won't boot, it will start to load and then reboot into the faulty "Preparing Automatic Repair".
But how is it possible that I can't even boot with the recovery media? I can boot with manjaro, I should notice that manjaro is a DD image.