my surface has somehow bricked itself at the worst possible time and i have none of the repair options are working and of course i cannot login to a microsoft account in safe mode without an ethernet connection (which i don’t have an adapter for) so everything is totally fucked.
so i now have to “reset the install” which means deleting an unknown and unclear number of things from the system and hoping the problem doesn’t persist. this is by far the worst and most upsetting failure handling i’ve had to experience.
i still don’t understand how i randomly get stuck having constant blue screening a short time after startup all of a sudden. i don’t understand why i cannot roll back an update either. nothing wants to work and ms’s shitty and vague copy isn’t helping me feel better about it.
it’s like they wanted everything to be less scary-technical but overshot and ended up with making it sound like they don’t know what they are doing themselves. “we are gonna delete some system things, not user things. but also we are gonna delete user settings and apps”.
i have to reinstall the OS and everything onto it now because i don’t have a usb to ethernet adapter to login and fix it in safe mode cuz it’s a microsoft account (and only account on it)
since it’s tied to the online account, password verification won’t work offline since wifi drivers don’t get loaded in safe mode. so this is the most idiotic reasoning i have to take the most destructive path possible; and it’s making me livid.
so whenever this reinstall finishes i’ll get to see how much of my data remains and what was lost forever due to shoddy engineering. thanks microsoft for dropping this bomb on me and ruining probably my whole week.
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