I was able to get all my data off using a mac. I re-flashed Purity ROM after doing a full wipe. I have now re-installed all most of my apps and have begun normal use. For now this is resolved hopefully I have no further issues. Thanks for the response @Kreateablaze Much appreciated.
So here is a brief history about what I did and what I am experiencing. I am pretty much a newb here so please be gentle and excuse my ignorance.
Just in case you don't want to read my book below:
TLDR: rooted phone, Installed TWRP, installed Purity Rom, system failed hardcore, cant get data off my phone because explorer crashes. I just want to get my data off so I can re-install a ROM or just flash back to stock and re-lock the bootloader.....
-Unlocked bootloader, rooted, and installed TWRP using "Wug's Nexus Root Toolkit"
(just want to give props to any one involved in that tool, it is an amazing tool and worked flawlessly!)
-After running the toolkit, I was successfully rooted and running TWRP.
-I ran a back up using TWRP. Is that what is referred to as a "Nandroid" back up?
-After running this back up I installed "Purity ROM"
-For the first 24 hours everything was fine.
-I had to reboot my N5 due to an app that was acting up and a reboot usually cleared up the issue if force stopping didn't. (an app I used before rooting and I knew how to fix the issue I was having, I don't think this is related to my issue.)
-After rebooting the phone, I was faced with a pop up stating something along the lines of android UI has stopped working. I clicked okay, unlocked the phone it flashed black with my home screen icons and everything went back to normal. I rebooted the phone again just to make sure that was a one time fluke. This time The phone was in an endless crash cycle. Every process I could think of was crashing non stop the phone was unusable. I did some research and found something that said to go into TWRP and run a permissions repair.
-After running permissions repair my phone booted back up and was working relatively okay.
-After the repair rebooting my N5 results in that same UI crash I got the first time. BUT the phone is usable, and that process never crashes again unless I reboot.
-After running that permissions repair some of my apps disappeared. Trying to re-install them results in a -24 error. I got a few of them to re-install by clearing related data in data/data folder. A few of my apps refuse to re-install even though there is no trace of the data in the data/data folder.
-Another issue I am having after all of this is that I can NOT pull any data off of the phone. I plug it in, Windows recognizes the phone but it takes about 10-15 minutes to load the folder structure. I am then unable to copy any of the data off of the phone. Explorer crashes and I cant get the data off. UPDATE: I was able to get the data of the phone by using a friends Mac. I will post an update with some more info.
-I need to get my data off the phone before I can continue but am unable to. Any help would here would be greatly appreciated.
-Also if any one knows a more stable ROM with a similar feature set to Purity that is fast, has good battery life and isn't packed to the gills with features tht may one day cause more issues that they are worth. Please let me know.
Thanks in advance for any help you guys may be able to offer me.