I Recently installed Manjaro on my Dell G5 SE 5505 Laptop. It runs fantastic, apart from this: When attempting to boot after shutting down correctly, it says “recovering journal”, black screens, and does this multiple times until it eventually boots. Sometimes this takes half a minute, sometimes hours. Any help mitigating this would be greatly appreciated.
Maybe take a look at this (especially the journal section)
Try booting into a live USB and force a full fsck on the filesystem while it is not mounted.
sudo fsck -f -v /dev/sdaX
Or whatever device/partition contains the Ext4 filesystem.