Ok so here’s what’s happening.
Halion runs the Protected Object server (32) service, which is the licence control. When i close Halion the service is not shutting down, so its locked my ID to this instance.
I tried to reinstall the eLicencer software and it complained that a program was using it so its locked. There were no programs using it. I ended this service and everything went back to normal. The eLicencer software then installed (its exactly the same version as i already had, as i used the same .exe).
I tried Cubase and that worked. I tried Halion and that worked, and then i was back to the original error when i tried to open CB again. This time i ended the service in task manager and CB would re open.
At least i have a workaround now.
So the issue is the service is not closing when its not needed and locking me out of CB. It closes fine after using CB.
I will update the thread title. .