Based on a post here: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-performance-winpc/solved-windows-10-stu...
I tried this and it appears its Acronis True Image causing the hang so I think I fixed the Restart from hanging as it appears now.
The sluggishness I am keeping an eye on and will try your suggestion as well.
Is it best to use the latest drivers from ASUS or the default W10 drivers? It seems like some of the W10 drivers are more recent though that doesn't mean better.
I'm really looking at things like the Chipset drivers but also wonder about others such as LAN .