I’ve seen multiple people giving suggestions on how to fix the issue with the startup and close freezes. No one had a fix because people are saying they still have the same problem. Does Anyone from Steinberg actually respond? The creators of the DAW should help. I used Steinberg DAW either Cubase or Neundo for years. This is a disappointment I’m thinking of going to another DAW if I can’t get help to resolve the issue
Welcome to the forum.
There is no single solution to the freeze, because every single installation is different and it all depends on what extra components you have installed.
What about uploading a dmp file so that we can have a look at it and try to figure out what is going on in your specific setup.