Cubase 8.0.20 crashing upon opening project

I was wondering if anyone has any insights on what to do what to do when a project decides that it doesn’t want to open anymore. I have a project that was working fine, but now when I try to open it it get stuck and then crashes. I’ve tried disabling the preferences and that doesn’t seem to work. I can open the project when it’s not activated, but that doesn’t do me much good because all I have is the midi and nothing’s loaded. Is there anything that can be done to troubleshoot this, or do you just lose all of your work and that’s it. Or you have to try to rebuild the session from memory. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


sorry double post, some answers here.