It all started with firefox lagging real bad every 5 minutes or so, but I believed it was a firefox problem so I wasted some time debugging it. Then I discovered that all apps would take forever to work, it would occasionally take minutes to switch focus between windows, taskmanager wouldn't appear, etc etc. I decided to reboot and after about 15 minutes of waiting for my desktop to appear (it usually takes about 1 minute), the problem still persist and even got worse. I started a virus scan, but I don't think it'll detect anything because I did a scan just before leaving too.
While writing this post, I waited an half hour for the system log to open and be read, and can now see thousands of errors from "atapi" with the error message "Atapi - Event ID:11 - The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort3.". My motherboard doesn't have IDE ports, but I guess it's related to my SSD, right? Just the error message makes me feel that the SSD is broken beyond salvation and needs to be replaced, right? Or do you think it is in the motherboard or SATA ports? I really hope it's the SSD, because replacing the motherboard would probably be quite expensive as I have a 1366 socket, and those aren't manufactured anymore, correct?
Edit: Forgot to list my hardware:
Intel i7 950 3.06GHz 1366 socket
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R motherboard
OCZ Vertex 2 E Series SATA II 2.5" SSD 60GB
Corsair XMS3 Vengeance DDR3 PC12800/1600MHz CL9 3x4GB
KFA2 Geforce 560 GPU
Edit2: The computer BSoDed, the BIOS screen was on for a long time, and now the Windows Boot Manager says that "the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible". I'm not happy :<
Edited by vigge_sWe, 14 August 2012 - 02:06 PM.