Not really.Before I "Disconnect all drives except for C and try the reset again" (as you have suggested) do I need to change the boot options in the BIOS so the USB stick does not boot the PC?
1. I would also still go ahead and remove all HDD except your SSD.
2. Start the machine and boot straight into the bios and see if you can find the SSD.
3. If you can find the SSD then see if you can boot to desktop and not safe mode.
Please navigate back to Troubleshoot, Advanced Options, Command Prompt.did that and got the following:-
Reset ths PC
The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try agan.
Option is CANCEL
YesAdd installation to boot list ?
Probably because the drive letter has been changed to E.It now saysThe stetem cannot find the path specified.