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 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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