Powerspec G460 no longer boots
Computer locked up and required a hard reboot. Ever since, it no longer completes the boot sequence. Upon powerup, it displays a black screen saying "Powerspec" with a rotating circle of dots at the bottom. Stays on this screen for about 60 seconds with rotating dots, then automatically cycles off and back on. Repeats.
Checked the BIOS and it recognizes the boot drive 500GB SSD in the M2 slot 1. Can specify to boot from this (is set as default anyway) but behaves as described.
It feels like a bad sector (or whatever for SSD) in a critical boot function on the drive. I do not have another computer with a M2 slot for testing. Don't know if it can be recovered or if I need a new SSD. This is a gaming rig, so I lose no real data, but I have slow broadband so rebuilding steam library would be a chore.