I believe this problem was discussed in the archived forum, but I don’t think anybody came up with a solution (at least, not one that’s working for me). Here’s the problem:
For some reason, when I start up Cubase 5.53 (or earlier 5.x versions), 32 bit (this isn’t a problem with the 64 bit version), it hangs as it attempts to scan my entire computer for plug-ins, attempting to load programs that clearly have nothing to do with music. It gets stuck here:
Initializing VST 2x Plugin -> (any random program)
How can I make this stop, or at least get Cubase to only scan the appropriate directories?
I’ve tried uninstalling and re-installing the program, but this isn’t working. Now, I was able to set the program up on a whole new partition – essentially a clean install – -- but I have so many programs that I’d have to reinstall on that new partition that I’m really hoping I don’t need it.
Incidentally, I’m only having this problem because when I upgraded to Cubase 6, I made the mistake of uninstalling Cubase 5, thinking I wouldn’t need it any more, but then found a serious bug in Cubase 6 which has made it pretty unusable (see my post about audio lanes multiplying out of control every time I save and re-open a project).
I’m having this same issue as of last week, spontanously. It looks like Cubase 5.5.3 32bit is scanning my entire C: for dll’s that might be plugins. In this proces it crashes. Cubase 5 64bit just runs without any problem.
Can’t find much about this on the web. What was your solution?