I have been running Cubase 5 on Windows XP SP2 for many years now, totally fine with no real issues. In the last few months, when loading Cubase 5 the loading screen would come up, get to ‘initializing content’ (which I believe is the last thing it loads), then disappear. On the 2nd attempt at loading it would then work fine with no issues, so I just carried on as normal.
Now today I have moved all my music gear to a different location for 3 weeks solid material writing and the issue has decided to escalate and not load Cubase at all! It gets as far as initializing content then disappears every time I try and load it… I haven’t got into the actual program once as yet. These are the attempts at solving the problem I have tried and failed with so far:
1 - Change the name of the Preferences directory so it would write a new one - this just scanned all the old plugins as if it was a fresh install (which was fine) and then disappeared at the same spot as before.
2 - I was running 5.5.1 so checked online and found the update for 5.5.3 - the update worked, however the same issue remains.
3 - Repair in Add/Remove Programs - this asked for the disc which I don’t have here, so downloaded an .iso of the install disc, mounted it yet it refused to let me use the install file on there (may be a dodgy version though which doesn’t match up).
I’ve been watching the Task Manager when loading and it seems to load the eLicenser fine so no issues there… I’m now just a bit stuck as to what to do as my searches online have come up with nothing about this particular problem. Argh! If anyone can help it would be massively appreciated… any questions just let me know!