Obviously something is very wrong.
It's a pity you didn't make a spare admin account. That's a recommended thing to do as soon as you get a new machine. Then you can login in that spare account if the one you use normally is corrupted, like it is now.
It's uncommon that Windows is installed on the d:-drive. Did it come like this, or did you do that yourself?
In this case, after making a backup of your files to an external hard disk (can be done after booting to a Linux disc), I'd use the diagnostic tools from Dell to check the hardware (especially the hard disk) and then go back to factory conditions in the way defined for this model (recovery disks or recovery partition).
Ran in to another issue with my Dell Inspiron 15. The computer froze on me and after a few minutes of no response I held down the power button and forced it to power down. When I restarted I couldn't get it past the windows welcome screen
Computer will boot to the screen that allows me to choose which windows user to log in with. I have my normal user profile that I use (admin) and a guest account. When I choose my normal account and enter my password it will stay on the screen as if it is preparing to log on to windows but never does. (I've kept it like that for over 4 hours, no result)
I can however get in to the guest account but for some reason there is no internet connection available and if I attempt to do admin user controls it freezes up after entering the admin password. I'm really confused here. This is what I've attempted so far
Doing the "shift & restart" option and choosing Automatic repair. After attempting Automatic Repair I got this error:
I went back and tried to do a system restore. After attempting system restore, I got this:
System restore filed while scanning the file system on the drive D:\ The drive might be corrupt. Try system restore after running chkdsk /R on this disk
An unspecified error occurred during system restore (0x81000204)
Rebooted once again to the command prompt, entered my admin password and typed the chkdsk /R command on the D drive. I get this message:
- The type of file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.
Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Chkdsk may run if this volume is dismounted first. ALL OPEN HANDLES TO THIS VOLUME WOULD THEN BE INVALID. Would you like to force a dismount on this volume? (Y/N)
- I chose yes and after 2 hours I got this message after the scan was finished:
- Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50
This is where I'm stuck at now. Any suggestions would be appreciated as always
All the best