This not only didn't work - it made it worse! I had at least got rid of the intro and just couldn't save my settings. Now I've got the intro back.
It jus happened to me
Game crashed to desktop and error came up "save file damaged"
I've noticed that unfortunately one of my hard drives failed so I'm assuming Windows changed the drive letters
So at the moment looks like game is not able to create save file with configuration ( graphics,, key settings etc.) and on each start I need to go thru the prolog like the on the previous posts
I'll try to do what is sugesed here and will see.
My issue was related to HDD fail, but that was the drive where I set One Drive Cloud folder which contains My Documents.
I had to configure One Drive once again, with new folder and after that, set new path for My Docunents.
By the way, first I've looked at the security settings trying to find the malware protection but I have no such an options because Kaspersky took over so windows defender is off.