Hi every one. I had just finished scoring a short film, and thank god. The next day I started Cubase Pro 10.0.10 for a new project, and Cubase Pro 10.0.10 hung on ‘initializing: vstconnect.dll’. Oh how frustrating going through the forums or online about the issue, and also trying all various fixes etc etc.
I am running windows 10 Pro build 809. Confusing as it is after updating Windows to find the culprit for this sudden Cubase dilemma is a nightmare. Uninstalling this and that and then leaving the P.C. on over night hoping that Cubase had initialized, was a dead end, nothing there. I have an ‘ANKA’ USB 3.0 hub with 7 slots. My e-Licenser was always in slot 1. Tried all the other slots and it was just the same. I put various other USB hardware nad expansion packs in the slots and they worked perfectly fine. I also got the complaint when starting Cubase Pro 10.0.10, that, (I QUOTE) ‘Cubase 10 Artist’, not the full Cubase Pro 10 that I had updated from Cubase 9.5. I tried every USB 3.0 slot and from the USB 3.0 slot in the back of the motherboard and still no bloody joy. I updated everything including the E-Licenser software to the latest version, 220.127.116.114 as of 10th January 2019. Yep!, you got it, no bloody joy. Just for a laugh, I put my E-Licenser in the front USB 2.0 slot and bingo!, Cubase Pro 10.0.10 fired up with no hassle. Lets hope it stays that way.
Maybe its the computer and not the E-Licenser. I did try to update the maintenance in the E-Licenser Software online, but it hung for hours on ‘1 of 6 maintenance tasks’, and never went any further.