Black screen with cursor on login

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Miko12

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Let me give you the run down of the entire story if it can help my case

- When I woke up at about 10AM 2 days ago, I opened my PC and it granted me a black screen saying something about no partitions found, I tried many things that I saw online and the best one was to just re-download windows 10, so I went on my laptop and downloaded windows 10 from https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/software-download/windows10 . After downloading it and selecting the ISO file so it downloads on my desktop, I used a program called Rufus https://rufus.ie/en_IE.html that I got recommended by YouTube videos and articles, which basically puts the ISO file into your USB to make a bootable USB flash drive. Everything was working fine. Afterwards, when I had my bootable USB, I inserted it into my PC and booted my PC with the USB key, which downloaded windows 10 again (I did not have a product key but there's an option to press that it still works fine), after downloading windows, I managed to do everything on a normal windows, that's until I restarted my PC...

When I restarted my PC, I was granted with the ability to log in and put my info (password). But when it launched, I was getting a black screen with my cursor, I let it sat for like 3 hours, and nothing happened, I restarted my PC nothing different, I started looking up articles and videos on this problem, they would tell me to go on my Task Manager but when I press CTRL+ALT+DELETE and click on task manager it gives me this error:

"Failure to display security and shut down options The sign-in process couldn't display security and sign-in options when Ctrl+Alt+Delete was pressed. If Windows doesn't respond, press Esc, or use the power switch to restart"

Yes, I've tried restarting and pressing Escape, nothing works, I had to resort to re-downloading Windows 10
PS: I've also tried netsh winsock reset and booting in safe mode, nothing works....

I'm really out of ideas, I've looked at over 50 videos and tons of articles related to all my problems in the past 2 days and I'm really starting to think my PC is broken.

To write this I re-downloaded windows 10 and installed chrome and started typing. If I restart at this point the same thing would happen.

Thank you for reading and any help would mean the world.
 
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Never hurts to try rebooting again. You won't know if the re-installation of Win 10 fixed it . All it means is that you would have to spend 15 mins to redo the install.

Anyways, it could be due to a bad spot (weak sector) on the hard drive. I find that on re-installation of windows the same things are put back onto the same spot, or thereabouts, even though I did a Custom install and deleted all partitions during the process. Thats when I know for sure I had to replace the hard drive.
 
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