Cycles "Updating Images" Crash

Hi, I seem to be having a serious issue with Cycles. I have a typical model, textured, some modifiers, nothing fancy. Works perfectly in Eevee, zero issues. As soon as I switch it to Cycles and it goes through its motions, when it says “Updating Images” on the top left corner of the viewport the computer becomes unusable, mouse is frozen and the computer is " working". I left it almost 1 hour and nothing happened, so only option to hard shut down the PC. Any ideas why this crash happens during the updating images process?

PC Specs: Windows 10 / i7-8700k / Nvidia GTX 1080ti
Blender Version 2.82a

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Cycles hanging on Updating Images


Eevee version working just fine and very fast to load.