troubleshooting Question

How to fix my Asus RoG laptop's boot/sleep exit speeds?

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Sami Koskinen asked on
Laptops NotebooksWindows OSWindows 10REST* Boot issue
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My gaming laptop, an Asus G551JM is having some weird boot issues.

It used to have a hybrid drive, and after the drive broke I bought a new Kingston UV500 960GB SSD for it.
After installing Windows 10 on it I quickly noticed that the boot times were... odd.

Sometimes a boot lasts 2 minutes, sometimes around 40 seconds.
I ran a boot cycle test with Windows Performance Recorder.
The pre-session init phase seems to take around 30 seconds, the rest very little.
It just feels like something is stalling... and once it times out the computer then boots really fast.

https://imgur.com/EWE53EU

I'm new to the program, so I admittedly don't really understand them well.
Perhaps some of you are familiar with them?

This is my personal computer, so I feel it's fine for me to share the log files:
https://files.fm/u/nt4cjcau

I've also ran a few disk check programs and all of them have reported that the disk is in excellent condition.
It moves files fast and seems to work great in actual use.

Also, oddly, the computer would restart whenever it was trying to recover from sleep mode... but I kind of fixed it.
I read that some Asus laptops with sleep mode issues start working if you re-flash them with the same BIOS it already has, using WinFlash.
I gave it a shot! ...and now instead of rebooting from sleep mode, it actually recovers. ...very slowly (1 min 30 sec or so)
(Re-flashed from the already newest version... I have NO idea why that changed anything!)

I've also read that Asus laptops sometimes have issues with the Intel Management Engine Interface, so I've tried fiddling with it.
I've tried to disable it from device manager. Tried an older version. Doesn't seem to do much in my case.
Dunno if it's doing something in my case.

I'm handier with computers than the average person, but I'm not a professional.
I feel like this is way out of my skill level.

I would be most grateful for any help that you can offer!
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