It turns out there was a file stuck in my Onedrive. I don't use my Onedrive. I even deleted the app. It was a pain, but I removed the file and I was able to open it.
I think for some reason the game was trying to load the file from Onedrive and couldn't get to it, so it just froze.
Summary:when I lauch game from xbox app on PC the game goes to the PLAY/COntinue screen and either button does not start game. It hangs and never launches. I connot end task in task manager either. I have reinstalled a couple times and even deleted EVERYTHING before reinstalling.