Apologies, it's been a rough couple weeks. I've been having a difficult time getting on the computer, much less trying to do any graphics work. But I have at least taken some screenshots with CrystalDiskInfo although I don't know that it will help though since I haven't been able to actually do anything more than a little web surfing and checking my email. My computer has been behaving for the most part, but I don't think that the issue has resolved itself/gone away.
I've typed out responses several times. Too stupid to copy them and save them. But they've been deleted as I either get kicked out of G2G and am told to sign in again, my webbrowser crashes, or stupidly I shut down my browser not remembering that I was working on a response that I hadn't saved. I just lost another one after being knocked out of G2G multiple times.
I already looked into and implimented all of the suggested items to help maximize LR. My issue is above and beyond that. I think it could possibly be network related? I noticed that the resource monitor values changed before and after the Clean Boot from 0-1 Mbps to 1-10 Mbps, although now it's 1-100 Kbps and sometimes back to 1-10 Mbps, so it was probably coincidental since I haven't made any changes, in other words my machine is still in the Clean Boot state, only MS programs are in start-up.
I notice that things are significantly slower even when simply trying to view images in Explorer that are stored across the network, on my network drives. My images that I work with in LR are stored across the network while LR itself is stored on my laptop harddrive. I did this as a way to keep my laptop harddrive from becoming full or even close to full. LR and LR catalogs must be stored on the local drive.
If it helps any, my network consists of:
NETGEAR AC1600 Dual Band Wi-Fi Gigabit Router (R6250)
Synology DS1513+ NAS with
five - WD Red 4TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD40EFRX
I had been wondering why the system idle process was running at all when I thought everything else was closed, but it did look like FF, or Chrome was still open. The issue was the LR was locked up for literally hours. It didn't normally do that and it wasn't as though I had asked it to do anything. It's not some sort of rendering or modeling program, I wasn't importing or exporting files. Something else was going on that was competing with it so that I couldn't get into it, or it was doing something all on its own that it didn't need to be doing. That's what I need to figure out, rectify and be able to change so that I know what I'm doing or it's doing so I can actually work. Because it's not a matter of closing every other program - I've tried that, and other people are able to use LR, PS and other programs at the same time and so was I on a crappier computer.
Also, I don't know if it makes any difference to you, but FWIW, I don't use LR or PS CC (creative cloud). I'm not online or required to be when I use mine.
Please let me know if I forgot to respond to something. I've rewritten my response so many times I have no idea what I may have missed.