The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable is the error I've been getting, while trying to do literally anything related to the OS or the C: drive. I can't update Windows either. The solution I've been seeing everywhere is the chkdsk command. Since the C: drive is the drive where Windows is installed the command says that it will check the drive the next time Windows is restarted. Whenever I restart the chkdsk command does not carry through because I am met with the boot manager. Bear with me, it gets worse. Windows 7 is the default boot option and I don't even have it installed anymore. I tried to make Windows 10 the default and remove Windows 7 from msconfig buuuuuuuut........ The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable. Yes. please can someone help. And I have tried resetting my PC but the stupid boot manager gets in the way if I do it from settings and I use recovery mode I get another error, There was a problem resetting your PC - No changes were made. This is absolute hell. Thanks in advance if any of you can solve. Thank you.