Game freezes in menus

Lately (the last two weeks) the game freezes in menus after only a few seconds of booting the game. I get no crash reports and nothing shows up in logs or anything. The game just stops responding to inputs. Extremely frustrating as I haven’t been able to play for the last couple of weeks. I’ve tried to update to the newest (at the time of writing this 416.94) Nvidia drivers as well as downgrading to the earlier drivers that worked fine: 411.70 - still no luck.

My other system specs are as follows:
Windows 10 1803 (17134.407)
MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X @ stock settings
MSI Z87 Gaming 5 motherboard
Intel i7 4790K @ 4,6 Ghz

All other games run flawlessly and I have no other crashes…

Well, since then it has only gotten worse. The crashes now happen even while driving. I tried reinstalling the whole game once. That fixed it for one day. I could play for multiple hours wihout crashing yesterday. But now I start the game and try again - crashes after less than a minute… :frowning: