@John-Walsh5524 Can you show us a screenshot of the crash details from the Windows Reliability Monitor? Please upload the screenshots to this forum by clicking on the blue arrow icon above the response text box.
First, try "Reset all preferences and clear cached data"... Assuming you cannot access the "File" menu command, use the alternate method: Hold down the 'Ctrl+Shift' keys, whilst launching Sound Forge.
If that fails to resolve the issue, completely uninstall Sound Forge using a third-party uninstaller and reinstall. I recommend using 'Revo Uninstall' choosing the 'Advanced' scan mode. Revo will uninstall and remove the left-over registry entries and other pertinent data the OS uninstall leaves behind, which can cause an issue to reoccur.. Revo Uninstall has a pro and freeware versions. The free version is adequate in most cases.