Here is the fixlog, and the file requested is attached (Zipped, since I cant attach it otherwise):
Fix result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (x64) Version: 27.01.2019
Ran by Ahmed Al-Jefairi (27-01-2019 22:52:01) Run:30
Running from C:\Users\Ahmed Al-Jefairi\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Ahmed Al-Jefairi (Available Profiles: Ahmed Al-Jefairi)
Boot Mode: Normal
As you will soon see, we will be making some widespread changes to your system in order to unwind things so Windows Update has a clearer path to success. As a result it is important to have a current full system backup. If you do not have one please do that before continuing on with the fix.
Sorry for the delay. Might be a bit busy today and tomorrow but I'll hopefully be able to do this.
Before that though, I want to confirm something: The system backup will only back up my windows (C:/) drive right? Cause I have 2 other data drives attached to my PC, and there is no way I can back that up
I dont want to keep you hanging, so I'd like to update you. It's been a busy couple of days for me. I'd like to ask for a couple more days to get things sorted out.
One more reason I'm not having enough time, is that I have to make some space for the full back up, and my current drives dont have enough space to hold the backup image.
While I'm at it, I should ask, would the backup size be the same size as my used space on C drive? Or is it a bit by bit image of the size of the drive (used + unused)
Thanks again, and I deeply apologize for the delay.
The backup file only contains the used space on your drive and is typically smaller than the actual space used. You might take take a look at Macrium Reflect Free. You can review the discussion here to get an idea about what you can anticipate.
Alright, so I'm a bit confused. It seems like the first link you posted will back up my C drive using a windows built in tool, while you posted in the next post Macrium software? Which method should I follow?
Assuming its the later, would the trial version do? or do I have to actually buy the program?
Great, I figured as much. I should (barely) have space for the windows tool. I already started the process since I wrote the last message, and it seems to be half way through. I'll be back in 20 minutes or so. I think it would be done by then
In reviewing your FRST reports from the start of our time together it does not appear you have a Recovery Partition installed. That partition, a Windows Installation disk (containing the proper Windows version), or a System Repair Disk will allow you to access your computer even if it won't boot. If you don't have a Windows Installation disk I would suggest you create the Repair Disk and keep that in case it is needed in the future. I don't anticipate we will need that here but it is good to have the capabilities the disk provides.
I do have the windows disk I used to install the OS on this PC from years back. Obviously, that a complete reinstall of windows isnt it? Or will I just need to use that disc to access the installation screen, and then choose this newly created backup image?
Furthermore, the backup is on an internal drive on this PC. Does that work, or do I have to find an external drive for it?
Also, I think I know why it took 5GB from my drive only. I think I previously had a backup, and this newly created one deleted the old one and placed that instead. To further confirm this, the D:/ drive now (where I chose the image to store as a destination) has the following layout:
D:\WindowsImageBackup\Ahmed-PC\Backup 2019-02-07 013422
This folder is 210GB. Is this correct? or am I looking at the wrong thing?