I need help restoring my scene

So i stopped working at night, saved the scene and project, put the computer to sleep, and went to bed. i wake up in the morning and windows starts an automatic update. it glitches and does an update loop, i force restart, it finally updates, and computer finally starts. i open the project, and i see NOTHING. nothing in hierarchy, console says
iterator == end

and its the only scene that was “destroyed”.

is the scene gone?
or can it be recovered?

how could this have been prevented?

for clarification, i see nothing in the scene that was last opened.