My issue was finally resolved. I have an Alienware laptop and there are a few Alienware applications that are running like the Alienware FX and Sound Center. Shutting these items down in the task manager has allowed me to get into the game.
Same here. I closed nearly every app i had open in my system tray and now the game loads. I'm not sure exactly which app was causing the issue but the game now loads so i'm happy.