My laptop running 10.13.6, has been working great without any issues until I restarted it on Monday. After I logged in, it got stuck on the loading screen and displaying a loading icon for over an hour.
Over the past couple of days, the only way I can get past logging in, is from restoring from a time machine backup. I have tried the following without any luck:
Repair the Disk
Reset NVRAM and PRAM
Reinstalling the OS
I have seen that running diagnostics on restart might let me know what is going on if it is a hardware issue, I am just afraid to restart my computer because it takes all day to restore. Can this be run from terminal without restarting? Is there anything else I should be trying before I go into the Apple store?