I just did a sudo pacman -Syu update to my system. It was doing the install and then my entire system froze meaning not accepting keyboard or mouse inputs. I had no chance but do a cold restart. Now the system is running a fsck automatically on my encrypted volume on every restart but aborts because of UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY. How can I get my system back?
Try booting from a live iso, then run
fsck on the drive in question.
If an issue occurred during data transfer you could have a bad/corrupted block of data that’s causing fsck to fail the automatic check, going through the check manually will allow you to choose what to do for a given block (likely discard it). I had a similar issue back when my hard drive started to fail, had to manually fsck in order to boot, the manual check can take a VERY long time depending on the size and used space of the drive, mine was 2TB with about 800GB used, took about an hour to get booted.
I pulled all the data I needed from the drive and tried to reformat it, it died while attempting the reformat
Thank you for your help and suggestion. Sorry for the late reply. Never was able to recover anything from the hard drive failure. I went into shock and state of depression right after and took time off.