Question No apps will open on laptop/system restore failed

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Having an issue right now in which randomly I was using my laptop and I realised Spotify wasn't opening. I had other applications open at this point and they were working fine. I did a restart and then once I did I am unable to open most applications (Steam, Discord, Spotify), they do not even appear in task manager. While troubleshooting I realised my GeForce experience wont open and gives the error code 0x0003. I tried reinstalling Geforce experience but the uninstaller crashes, I have tried restarting the NVIDIA services to no avail.
This issue started around when I either downloaded the new version of unity or downloading Surfshark. I did a system restore and it said that it failed and could be due to my antivirus (Which in this case would be Malwarebytes).
I have done a system file check for corrupted files and nothing, I have done a virus scan on both Malwarebytes and Windows Defender. I have disabled all start up apps and also reinstalled Armory Crate.

Another weird not is that when the problem started initially Discord uninstalled itself, and I am unable to download it again as the installer won't even run (even in administrator).

I believed this could have been an issue with app permissions after the error code from GeForce Experience but I tried methods for that and nothing has changed. Hope someone can help thanks.

Zephyrus G15
RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS with Radeon Graphics
1TB SSD
 

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I tried reinstalling Geforce experience but the uninstaller crashes, I have tried restarting the NVIDIA services to no avail.
You use DDU to remove any and/or all GPU drivers from a platform. Try that and see if that helps you out.

To me it seems like you need to reinstall the OS, sighting that the OS has ended up being corrupt. You can't perform a system restore, now can you?
 
Having an issue right now in which randomly I was using my laptop and I realised Spotify wasn't opening. I had other applications open at this point and they were working fine. I did a restart and then once I did I am unable to open most applications (Steam, Discord, Spotify), they do not even appear in task manager. While troubleshooting I realised my GeForce experience wont open and gives the error code 0x0003. I tried reinstalling Geforce experience but the uninstaller crashes, I have tried restarting the NVIDIA services to no avail.
This issue started around when I either downloaded the new version of unity or downloading Surfshark. I did a system restore and it said that it failed and could be due to my antivirus (Which in this case would be Malwarebytes).
I have done a system file check for corrupted files and nothing, I have done a virus scan on both Malwarebytes and Windows Defender. I have disabled all start up apps and also reinstalled Armory Crate.

Another weird not is that when the problem started initially Discord uninstalled itself, and I am unable to download it again as the installer won't even run (even in administrator).

I believed this could have been an issue with app permissions after the error code from GeForce Experience but I tried methods for that and nothing has changed. Hope someone can help thanks.

Zephyrus G15
RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS with Radeon Graphics
1TB SSD
Check to see if anything came loose.
 
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