Are you able to get any additional information pertaining to the crash? Games often drop a crash log and you might also find some information in Event Viewer.
This may help you track down the cause of the error to address it.
Thanx for the reply garwynn.
I changed the Direct X to v.9 in the game seettings and it seems ok now. I do not know if that's normal but for now it works perfectly. About the crash log etc. I have never tried/seen that so I am not sure how that works but if the game starts crashing again I will give it a go and post the results.