jjclonker; Good afternoon ;
As much as it can be when your system is problematic !
As there is insufficient info at this time to make a guess, may I suggest to run a file system check 1st to preclude file system problems ?
#From liveCD so everything is unmounted, swap off if necessary, change example shown with partition sda1 to your partition(s);
To see the partitioning: Terminal code:
#e2fsck is used to check the ext2/ext3/ext4 family of file systems. -p trys fixes where response not required; This terminal command as a 1st approximation;
#if errors: -y auto answers yes for fixes needing response see:
sudo e2fsck -C0 -p -f -v /dev/sda1
Post back the output if errors are detected. We will give our best advise !
sudo e2fsck -f -y -v /dev/sdb1
gotta start gathering info somewhere