Cubase 11.0.40 crashing

Unfortunately this is a Steinberg recurring pattern with new releases - I had exactly the same crashes when moving from 9.5 to 10. I’m now on 10.5 and definitely won’t upgrade for now. Steinberg appears to be rushing releases out of the door with minimal testing, leaving it to users to find their bugs.
Nope, not doing it.

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Okay. Thanks for the info.
I will proceed with caution. Lol.

I also noticed that 11.0.4 was crashing, however only at first and now it seems as stable as 11.0.3 - I’ve done some pretty intense stuff with it and had no problem. Having said that I also rebuilt my prefs from scratch and that might have done the trick.

Same problem here, new 04 version, fix please. crashes occur randomly
Lenovo I7 32gb

It’s interesting you say that because there are certain updates that bring back problems and others that fix an issue but then it comes back after another update.
It’s a cycle of frustration and I can’t blame anyone for passing on updates when their rig is stable.

It’s like the TIK TOK effect. I updated and all is relatively well (tik).
Next update an issue reoccurs out of nowhere (tok)

Public Beta for maintanance updates would save a lot of trouble. ( Installed side by side with the release version)
As we saw in the other thread about Melodyne issue, bugs like that big could get unnoticed when the closed beta testers are busy beta testing it and the upcoming big version.
Best of it it is a free service :slight_smile:

It’s crashing in every mode

11.0.40 is crashing a lot. 11.0.30 was a lot more stable…at least for me…

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Yes,back to 10.03 and everything was fine again

Nah for me 0.30 is now crashing very often too. I think it’s happening while I’m playing VSTi (Kontakt or Best Service Engine) and Cubase is auto-saving. My theory is based on the time of previous backup files. If I only could afford clean OS install I would do it.
EDIT: my theory is confirmed: after turning off auto-backup, no more crashes (so far!).

@ozinga these days every software release is a public beta. The only difference is that some companies call it by the name and another call it ‘official release’. A wonderful time to be dependant on software.

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Also here crashing all the time. Even ctrl alt del is not working to shutdown Cubase only a restart of the computer will work. Just got a new pc. I did install 25% of the plugins which I had installed before and than this. Could it be Windows 11?

Cubase 11 crashes. I think it is realated to Kontakt as a window pop up saying “one or more Kontakt instances cannot be recalled correctly” and then just before the crash another window pops up with the error code = 0x8007000e

That error code looks like it’s for Windows Update, but in a couple instances it references issues with the graphics driver. If you haven’t already checked, make sure you’ve updated your graphics driver to the latest version.

I did update the graphic driver. It is very strange that when I open an empty project with no tracks everything works normal however when I try to open the project that I am working on, it crashes.
How is the graphic card/driver related to kontakt instaces and ram?

If you open other projects do you get the same problem? If not, it’s possible your project file got corrupted. In that case, you’d need to create a new project and try importing your existing tracks one by one and checking to see if any of them trigger the crash.

Not related to RAM, as far as I know, but everything uses the graphics driver and depending on what instructions a program or plugin invoke, that may or may not cause issues. Hopefully nVidia, AMD, or Intel catch these and release fixes in updated drivers, so it’s a good idea to keep drivers updated.

How do I import tracks one by one if I can’t open the project?

File > Import > Tracks from Project
That opens up the following dialog where you can select what you want to import from an existing project:

That assumes your file isn’t so corrupted that it can’t open in this import utility.

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Also, from (horrific) experience, save your tracks as new, as often as you can,
About a year ago I had Cubase corrupting a large number of Cubase project files, and as such refused to open any of them. There was nothing I could do, the files were unusable.

Still to this day I don’t know what happened, but I was in the middle of writing a film score, and calling this a nightmare, does not even begin to explain the situation.

Thankfully, I managed to somehow back track with back-up files, but one cue I had to re-write from scratch…

Save your self from this situation by using ‘Save New Version’.

This way you will have a list of versions of the music you work on, and if the latest file gets corrupted, it won’t be a huge deal.

Hope this helps.

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Thank you both for your help.

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Since plugins might also be the cause of the crashes here, this might be interesting for you as well. Would be nice if you could leave a vote there to support the FR:

Solution to crashes by plugins - Sandboxing (Crash protection) - Cubase - Steinberg Forums