Nobody can help you without exact system info and details like version o AE and what language(s) you actually use.
Thank you, I'm using Thai and Japanese language.
My system info is Window8.1 64bit Ram10GB Intel Core I7 CPU930 @2.80GHz
Try the update that just came out this week. It will fix the preferences crash for sure and might help some of the others.
Did you install the update as Szalam suggested, and did that work for you? Please let us know, we're here to help.