This is similar to other problems folks have had, but I'm not familiar with either the version of the game or the OS. The menus are controlled by a set of 2D routines. Mostly people have experienced slow menus -- not stalled ones. This has been fixed by replacing cshell.dll, which can be downloaded at the link below.
If that doesn't work then maybe your problem is different, or maybe we need some talented programmer to write us an updated version. Please let us know if replacing cshell fixes your problem. Thanks.