I bought BG2 EE about a week ago. It did not have this problem at first, but it has been getting steadily worse for the past 2-3 days. Essentially, what happens is that whenever I click to open Dragomir's Respite or to level up one of my party members, there is a high chance that the computer will freeze. When it does this it repeats the sound it would normally make when clicking that button 2-3 times and then freezes. The mouse cursor can still move, but I can do nothing else. With rare exceptions, the only way to get out of the game once this has happened is to unplug my computer. ctrl alt delete, does not work at all, nor does alt F4 or any other keyboard shortcuts associated with minimizing or closing the game. This has happened approximately 30 times in the past couple days, and can't be good for my computer. There doesn't seem to be anyway to know when it will do it and when it will work. Sometimes I can level up my characters normally and other times it freezes every time I try, it is just luck of the draw, but it is getting increasingly more inclined to freeze.
Although less often, this problem has also occurred when I try to talk to merchants and has happened twice when I went to open inventory screens.
As if this wasn't bad enough already, Drizzt's friend Harpell stole my PC's main weapon and now I can neither buy a new one nor open up Dragomir's Respite to see if I have already have a suitable replacement without the game freezing every time. Additionally, half my party members have level-ups, but can't get them.
Does anyone know what I can do to fix this? If not, is there a way that I can at least get the program to close when it freezes without having to unplug my computer?