I would have loved for my first post on this forum to be a little more cheerful, but unfortunately I am freaking out right now, because my one and only school PC (Lenovo X220) with a lot of important stuff on it won't boot.
I have no idea what happened - I was working on it. I had noticed that it become insanely hot - Psensor showed CPU temp around 90 degrees celcius. Also, my HDD (256 GB SSD) free space was running low, so I had gotten some notifications about cleaning up space. After I finished my work, I decided to shut it off a little bit, and then clean up free space after I booted up again.. sadly, that never happened.
- If I just try to boot normally, it hangs on the Linux Mint splash screen
- I can force GRUB boot menu by holding shift down. And when I am there, I can choose the second option, go into the Advanced options for Mint, and boot to recovery succesfully. Onyl, I don't know where to go from there... [Bonus info: When going through all the processes while booting into recovery, most of them are a green [OK]. But sometimes there are some "failed". I managed to see what some of them were and it said: "Failed to start Light Display Manager"
- I have not made modifications to any hardware or anything before this problem started.. Unless the aforementioned high temperature fu***d something up?
I dont know why, but I have a funny, scary feeling that something is wrong with the hdd, but I don't know how to test it.
I have been trying to search the forums for similar problems, but I couldn't really find anything similar (and new enough) to my situation.
Please help me.