Earlier today the friendly people from Edison came to my house and cut out my power for some reason or another. Simultaneously, my desktop decides that it wants to run REALLLLYY SLOOOOWWWW. the windows pop up in slow motion and it took a good 8 minutes to reboot when just yesterday it took about 1 minute.
So I'm assuming that shutting my power off had something to do with my issue (i have a surge protector). Possibly messed up the power supply or CPU... idk, I'm clueless about this one!