So I powered down and then powered back up with the power button.
This is the cause
While it mostly is not dangerous it can cause problems if there is some writing going on to the disk at that time
You should have used the old reisub trick
Press AltGr and Printscr/Sysreq simultaneously and keep pressed Then key in REISUB - you get a safe reboot
Works always on any Linux (at least I think any)
There is a logical damage to the file system in Mint
Boot with your live CDDo not mount any disk
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sudo e2fsck -f -c -v /dev/sda?
for the Mint partition - no other
Exchange sda? with whatever you have (I guess sda4)
I think you will see some messages about repairs
Caution - 32fsck is a powerful command - copy the line into terminal and change the ? there
(There is no ext3fsck