Validating dmi pool
This would hopefully provide more performance to the laptop, which was struggling since upgrading to Windows 10 (clean install again).
Because the original 256gb Pro EVO 850 would remain in my desktop, I had to get Windows 10 onto this "old" drive, so here's what I did: 1.
called the desktop management interface (DMI) pool.
I made this mistake (set my data drive, the 2nd drive) 1st in the HDD list in the BIOS) after changing to a new BIOS.
As per advice I found on Google, I tried reverting to factory default settings in the BIOS.