Question PC stuck in Boot Loop after SSD disappeared

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Windows 10 stuck in a boot loop

My PC crashed at one point this afternoon and I didn’t think anything of it. I later realised I no longer had any access to my f: drive, my M.2 SSD. It did not appear in device or disk manager. After shutting down the PC and re-seating the card, my PC is stuck in a boot loop, first with an BSOD with the message DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION, then attempting to repair and diagnose, then leading to a troubleshoot or restart screen. I have attempted to run the CHKDSK command in CMD, where I have noticed that my d: HDD (No Windows, 2TB) and my c: SSD (Windows, 240GB) have switched roles c: and d: respectively. Does anyone have an explanation to how this may have transpired and any way I may fix it? Thanks all
 

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The dries cannot switch drive letters like that.

Whatever drive it boots from will be the C drive.

How many physical drives do you have an OS on?
If you physically remove the M.2 F drive, does it boot up?
 
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So currently it does not boot at all?

Do you have a Win 10 USB around, to possibly boot from?
This is just to verify the thing boots with NONE of the original drives connected.
No I am currently unable to boot at all. I may have a Win 10 USB still from when I first installed it. Assuming I’m able to find it, how should I proceed?
 

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