Go to the Hardware forum for this type of help. Don't have the link on my phone but it is there on the right side of the Overview page of this forum.
It's probably Windows. You may need a clean install on your desktop.
Whenever that time comes (every couple of years) I retire the current boot drive, purchase a new drive and start there. Thus I don't change the current system drive, and I can always boot from that again. (especially if I'm missing some files, or need to check some settings, etc) Depending on what hardware that current drive is, I may reuse it eventually as a secondary drive, or put it back in that computer when I move that machine down my usage line.
The funny thing is recently I already did a clean install of Windows on a brand new 850 EVO, and that's why I don't understand what is going on. The SSD isn't even 6 months old.
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All of this leads me to strongly suggest you post in the hardware forum, and also go to the Tweakers page, I think now ppbm8.com.
Download and follow the instructions for the test he has. It's a short but intelligently designed project file with media, sequence and effects structured to rag out CPU, GPU, RAM, drives and connections in real-time work.
Also included are a couple logging apps. It takes a half hour or so to set everything up, installing the logging apps, and running the export that is getting logged. Upload the data of the logging apps.
And then you will know exactly where your computer is working well, and where it isn't while running PrPro. Compared to thousands of other tests with similar to different hardware.
No guessing, no asking 20 'experts', just cold hard data.
I'll move it to the Hardware forum.