Cubase 4 start up Initialization: VST 2.x crash

On starting Cubase 4 it gets to

Initialization: VST 2.x and then crashes there. It completely won’t respond. Someone please help.

I am running on MacBook Pro OS X 10.9.4
2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3

I have a M-Audio Firewire Solo

Thank you in advance