I have been running CB12 for some time now, for the most time without issues, but sometimes with the usual freeze issues during start (probably something to do with initiating audio drivers etc.).
After restart it usually works OK!
But now suddenly Cubase freezes when I stop playback.
As soon as I click stop CB freezes and is unresponsive, Playback button is still green and I have to end task end restart Cubase for it to work. Most often also have to restart computer.
Running Win 10 latest updates, ASUS Z690 Pro Art MB latest BIOS and everything else (NVIDIA, plugins etc.) updated. Dmp file linked below!
Haven’t looked at your DMP file but do have the same Mobo (new build) and had similar freezing problems… although mine was related to video window. Regardless… learned a solution and recommend you try this too. Nahimic Service was the root of my problems, not needed, and installs automatically due to ASUS and MSI mobo standards. Maybe try that?
I used to have very frequent freezes on startup of Cubase 12 Pro. Sometimes also after Cubase had already started. All maintenance updates up until 12.0.50 didn’t fix it.
What helped a lot was going into the Windows Logs (under system logs). There I found an error (ID: 10016 - DCom not accessible) which is said to plague Win10 quite often. The basic steps to fix it, can be found on google. Fixing it was a bit of a challenge, but seems to have fixed my freezing issues.
Even if you have other errors there, it can be quite helpful to check your Windows Logs.