Cubase 12 has stopped loading and freezes at vstconnect.dll?

Hi,

I have been using Cubase 12 since it was released without a single issue. However, today I tried to open it will only get as far as vstconnect.dll and then freezes!? Why has Cubase suddenly started doing this? How can I sort this?
I’ve never had this issue before.

Hi,

My expectation is, some update might break something.

If you don’t use the component, you can remove it.