I’ve recently begun getting a number of strange errors, things like “Unable to parse YAML file” and “Shader compiler error - failed to read correct magic number”. The issues are somewhat intermittent: sometimes I launch Unity and it freezes at a white screen, other times I get a “failed to load window layout” popup.
Usually after a couple restarts, I can get Unity to open properly, but the same problem always arises when I go to build. Even if I try to build a completely blank scene in a completely empty project, my computer freezes and crashes when it comes to building building sharedassets0.assets.
I’ve read that the shader error and a number of the other problems I’m having can be due to network security software. However, even when I completely disconnect from the internet, the problem remains.
I know this sounds like a crazy problem, but I’m completely unable to use Unity because of it. Can anyone tell me what might be causing such a persistent problem?
My computer is an HP Z440 running Windows 7, with an NVIDIA Quadro K4200. Any help would be infinitely appreciated!