Fallout 4 will not get past the initial loading screen

I am attempting to launch either vanilla or modded Fallout 4, but either way, I cannot get past the initial loading screen. It freezes the second the circle in the bottom right corner comes up.

Since I am using Nexus Mod Manager, I thought that was the problem and uninstalled all mods I had loaded and disabled all mods checked. Still, that did not fix the problem. I have since wiped everything from the Fallout 4 folder and reinstalled the game completely – but it still won’t launch.

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    You must also delete C:\Users\*your name*\AppData\Local\Fallout4Fallout 4 crashes on startup, community.bethesda.net

    This directory contains your mod and .esp load order (save it somewhere else!), which the program is calling for and cannot access because they don’t exist anymore. (= crash)

    The last time that I had that issue was when I tried to run Fallout 4 on a computer that couldn’t handle the graphics, check your graphics card and make sure it can handle Fallout 4 even on minimal graphic settings.

    Have you considered to look into the papyrus logs?
    If i remember correctly you can activate logging in the Fallout4.ini. The logs will be generated in the user folder in Documents/Fallout4/logs. This maybe give you a hint what goes wrong.

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