Say what you will about Windows, but aside from maybe 3 instances I can think of I've never had to perform open command-line surgery on a Windows machine to fix it.
I have a VM set up to centralize my logs using Graylog, and it just... stopped working after a reboot. Logs were vague and didn't explain next steps. By chance my first Google search turned up an identical situation. Somehow the file permissions were changed for ElasticSearch and broke it.
Call me crazy but I'm of the belief that if all I did was reboot a machine that it should work when I turn it back on.
A single-user space station out in the fediverse asteroid belt.