Originally Posted by travelover
I think I've solved my problem. I recall now adding this free program about the time the issue showed up, but did not notice the issue right away and forgot about the added program.
Thanks for all the patient answers from my friends, here.
In the heat of the battle, always good to take a step back and consider when the issues starting showing up and if any changes were made.
For my system backups with Macrium Reflect, I set 60 days worth of backups (oldest backup rolls off each day). That way, when I come into a situation where I'm scratching my head not knowing why something isn't working right, at least if I know when things started acting strangely, I have 60 days back to play with