I am currently experiencing an unknown error. every single site i visit says sorry something went wrong. when i look up the correlation code I am unable to find it in my URL log.
Did you refer to your ULS logs? The default location for SharePoint 2016 ULS logs is
%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\16\Logs. You can use ULS Log Viewer to analyze SharePoint errors like filtering by correlation ID. Reference: How to Use ULS Log Viewer to Analyze SharePoint Errors?
Could you find any clues in your ULS logs? It's hard to troubleshoot such issue without any details.