Cubase 12 Pro (Windows 10) freezing on startup (2022)

Hello,

Cubase is freezing every fucking time I open up the software. Once in a while it manages to load after I force quit it via Task Manager. Then it takes 5 minutes to fucking load in.

Other DAW I use is Ableton, which loads just fine.

Any help from support?

Hi and welcome to the forum,

Generate a DMP file and share it via Dropbox or similar service, please.

Use Microsoft ProcDump utility to generate a DMP file, please.

  1. Please download ProcDump64 from Microsoft (~650kB) and extract the archive to a local folder on your harddisk.

  2. Run Command Prompt (cmd) as administrator (right click and select “run as administrator”)

  3. Navigate (in the Command Prompt) to the folder with the extracted procdump file.
    For example:
    cd C:\ Users \ \ Downloads \ Procdump
    Note: the dmp file will be written into that folder.

  4. Launch Cubase/Nuendo. You can work as usual. At any time, change to the command prompt and start procdump, to monitor Cubase/Nuendo for unexpected behavior (see next step).

  5. Launch procdump64 via Command Prompt:
    Cubase 12:
    procdump64 -e -h -t Cubase12

Nuendo 12:
procdump64 -e -h -t Nuendo12

The -h option will write a dmp file in case of an application hang. This might kick in too early sometimes, in case some action takes a little longer. Feel free to skip the “-h” option, if you are only up for fetching crashes.
The option -e will catch exeptions and the option -t terminations of the application.

  1. Prodump is now monitoring the Cubase/Nuendo process and will write a crash log, in case Cubase/Nuendo crashes or hangs. Perform the action that causes Cubase/Nuendo to crash and send us the generated crash dmp.

ZIP and share the DMP file via Dropbox or similar service, please.

Hi,
Here it is:

Hi,

The crash comes with Steinberg license engine.

Try to uninstall Steinberg Activation Manager and install it again. Install the latest version and install it as administrator, please.

Hi thanks for the quick response. I managed to get it working by updating to Windows 11 for some reason. It works now. Thank you.

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