The SSD went into a "Attempting to repair" boot loop (another story altogether), so I switched over to the backup HDD and it's taking massive amounts of time to do anything. We're not talking about a bogged down old laptop. This is relatively modern (5th gen i3 4GB RAM). Almost as if the drive is running in PIO mode. It takes 20 minutes for Task Manager to open and when it does we see relatively low usage (eg, CPU/RAM/Drive not maxed out or anywhere near it.). Strange with Drive usage says 70-90% whether running at .4MB/s or 25MB/s. Can't seem to get into Settings > Storage. Opening File Explorer takes AGES, if it opens at all.
There are no errors or anything coming up. The BIOS is in AHCI mode....I've moved the drive from the CD bay to the internal SATA slot and still same result.
What else can I try?
Edited by damian5000, 13 January 2018 - 12:17 AM.