Ok. so Iv'e been desperately searching for a way to fix the save crash/loop problem. Patches didn't fix them but i think i might have found a temporary solution. The problem with the save crashing occurs when one save overwrites another. So in the game settings, i changed the quicksave number to 8, and in-game, once i reached the 7th quicksave, i deleted all the previous ones except the latest one. This allowed me to once again keep saving . Iv'e been playing like this for 2 hours without any crashes. It might not work for everyone but it's worth a shot.