I fixed it with this:
THE FOLLOWING IS NOT OFFICIAL, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK:
The game crashes in main menu if sound is set to 96khz or above. Setting it to 48khz fixed it for me.
Go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound > Double-click on default playback device > Advanced tab > Set format to 48khz.
This solution courtesy of madmarten. Thanks!
I had my speakers on 96, changed to 48 and its ok now