Loading screen freezes

The freeze happens during “Loading Large Monuments”. It has happened on Garry’s Mod as well, so I suspect it’s HL2 coding that’s the issue. I have done everything to get past this loading screen freeze. Uninstall, reinstall, verify cache, put in launch option “-force-d3d11-no-singlethreaded”, restarting computer, restarting Rust 10 times in a row. Do not ask for specs most of the time the people who do ask generally doesn’t do anything with said specs.

[editline]11th April 2016[/editline]

Additional notes: The game runs in the background while the screen is frozen.