I’ve been experiencing similar crash/freezes on both Windows 7 and Windows 10.
I have noticed that I can open a project or launch a new project from the hub but when I try to “open” or “save as” with a new file name by clicking “file,” from within cubase, the crash happens as soon as I try to access a file name or type a new file name in “save as.”
So, my feeling is that cubase is having a problem calling out to Windows explorer.
My current work-a-round is to launch Windows explorer outside of cubase and double click the project file, which is associated with cubase, and the project opens automatically without a problem. I’m still stuck without a clean workaround for using “file/save as” so, I just simply use “save” and grimace a bit.
Hopefully Steinberg will find a fix for this issue.
As mentioned in a few other reports, the crash/freeze doesn’t even create a crash report. It’s just kills the whole program and saves nothing that was worked on.