Freezing on "Recieveing Data"

Specs:
Nvidia 9800 GT
Intel Core 2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13GHz
3gb RAM
Vista 32bit

Whenever I try to join a server, it’ll download whatever files necessary, then it will freeze, or if I have the files downloaded, it will just freeze at “Receiving Data” and I have to CTRL+ALT+DEL to get out.

I meant “Retrieving server info”

No automerge.

I have the same issue, did you find a fix?

Is it the same server? Servers do that sometimes a map change or a restart usually fixes it. Try a different server

It is every server