Sound like a dying ssd?
I bought my main 😄 drive back in January 2014, it's a Samsung 840 Pro 256gb.
It's worked fine for years. Over provisioned, RAPID mode enabled and ~20 TBW as of today. SMART reads good.
Last night In upgraded my Nvidia drivers and began to notice some bizarre behaviour whereby Windows was so slow and unresponsive to the point where it was unusable. For example, the entire system would hang for 10 seconds then there would be a second of activity where I could move the mouse, then it would hang again.
Safe mode appeared to work fine, but I then would get weird errors such as not being able to alter scheduled tasks etc...
I reinstalled windows assuming it had become corrupted and it installed fine. I install Samsung Magician, enable RAPID mode and after restart boom... Either black screen after login or horrible performance and unresponsive desktop.
Going back to safe mode is okay, but Samsung magician is giving me weird errors about RAPID mode files missing. I uninstalled it completely, performance is still awful when not in safe mode.
I ran chkdsk /f 😄 on boot and performance is back again, as if there was never an issue!!!
Can't figure out what's going on? I think it may be an old SSD somehow corrupting?
Just take a poo on his lawn, that'll sort it. Then say his slutty daughter did it. - ace8uk (2017)