When I opened up the game today, the issue didn't occur right away like it had been doing before. This time, it proceeded just fine until I got to an encounter, and then afterwards, the game would just freeze when I tried to move. I opened up the resource monitor, and it said that the game was using 73% of the CPU, but it dropped to 40% while I was watching. When I clicked back over to the game, my computer sent me an alert saying that the game wasn't responding. When I closed the game and reopened it, I was again able to play just fine until I got to a new encounter, and then afterwards the same thing happened.
I have a SSD.