So it has come to my attention that i get the BSOD followed by a restart every time I try to open up my C drive or E drive (partition of C).

This is why I started to use shortcuts, as a way around it (which made its own unique problem).
So I have no idea why this is happening but I intend to find out and vent here. Hopefully with something substantial.

I also have 2 virus on my pc which keep coming back.
One makes hidding my hidden folders/files permanent. The other I haven't figured out yet. Malwarebytes pics them up and fixes them but they re-occur.

Still the BSOD when trying to access the drives (only happens when tried via My computer) is annoying.