|Thanks for the reply and sorry for this late one.|
The computer is working pretty much on par with how it worked earlier. I get this issue (sometimes) when I try to resume windows after it has been put to sleep. After which I'm forced to reset the computer and delete the restore/resume point, then boot it normally.
Don't know if this is related at all, but recently I've had this rather weird issue where a process named 'dllhost.exe' takes huge resources - worse than a new game from what I can tell from the task manager. This slow the computer down to the point that if I'm playing a video the image/sound stutters.
After some googling it's apparently a safe windows application, but why the sudden spike in resource usage?
The HDD is a samsung spinpoint iirc. Come to think of it, sometimes it takes a second for it to access information after which I hear a small clicking/cracking sound (if that makes any sense). This has been present for a while though, even before this recent failure to boot from 'sleep'.