Okay. This current installation isn't perfectly clean, but I'll make sure to fresh install it one more time tomorrow then. Doesn't take too long.
Thank you so much for the rep, guys!
This was great to see this unfold as it did. It took team effort to solve it. One thought from someone lead to the next and so on. It'll be nice when we hear the fat lady sing!
And yes, try to do a bare bones upgrade as much as possible, Axington. I always try to let the system run for a few days to work any kinks out before adding to it.
It's a good thing, not dangerous.
p.s. FWIW I don't see much difference on my laptop with Fast Startup turned off either....but then, my system isn't the fastest in the world...Here's a thread you might want to browse. They have a little script you can run to test your startup time.
Oh well , "fastboot" doesn't seem to be the only culprit in the freezing , just restarted and had a freeze again.