10.0.20 Update Hangs "Initializing: Menus"


My updated version 10.0.20 consistently stalls during startup at “Initializing: Menus.” It will eventually complete the startup, but hangs every time at the same spot.

Anyone have any ideas what is causing this, or a possible fix?



I rolled back to 10.0.15 and I’m still having the same issue. Any ideas what might be causing this to suddenly appear?

having the same issue after a crash, I’m guessing an XML has gone corrupt and has filled with invalid data that the program is working through and thus taking long to load

Had this happen again, 10.5.20, had a crash and ‘Initializing: Menus’ in the start up loading screen is suddenly taking much longer. Safestart made no difference.

what exactly is ‘Initializing: Menus’? @Martin.Jirsak , is it a specific XML?


Could you try in the Cubase Safe Start Mode [Disable preferences], please?

I tried that right away, made no difference. my initializing menus seems longer now.

What is ‘Initializing: Menus’ exactly? is it an xml? is it looking at certain .xmls?