I came back about two weeks ago to try the new DLC after tanking about a month or two break and was welcomed with constant crashes and frozen loading screens. It didn't take long to find out there were a number of issues related to the new DLC and particularly addons. I followed the advice I found and disabled all addons and still faced near constant crashes and frozen loading screens. I found additional information and will outline below the series of steps I have taken to try and resolve this.
Edited by Meurto on December 21, 2022 8:19AM
Disabled all addons - still getting crashes and frozen loading screens.
Deleted saved variables and addons folder - fewer crashes, but still frozen loading screens nearly half the time
Repaired the ESO client - fewer crashes, but still frozen loading screens nearly half the time
Fresh install of ESO - a couple crashes, but still the bloody frozen loading screen.
I have also updated all my drivers, but I still cannot get past these frozen loading screens. I have to close down the application in the task manager and after doing this 4 or 5 times I just give up as it becomes extremely frustrating. I am really sort of at a loss at this point on what to do next other than just stop playing. Hoping someone (maybe even ZOS?) can help me out here.
So I managed to resolve this issue and it was entirely by accident. I have an Asus laptop that sits on a stand with a cooler that plugs into a usb port on the laptop. A few days ago one of the fans was making a lot of noise so I decided to unplug it and just is it as a stand without the extra fans. Ever since unplugging the cooler I have had NO instances of infinite loading screens or crashes. I don't know how/why the stand was causing the issues, but I am 99% sure this was the issue.