Cubase 8 and Kontakt 5 opening Very SLOW

Hey there,

So all of a sudden loading a Cubase 8 file take for-e-ver. Like 5 minutes long. Sometimes it freeze around loading recorded audio sometimes around loading HSSE Main but it’s inconsistent. The files are only about 3-14 MB large.

Then once it opens it take about 10 minutes to load about 2GB of instruments into Kontakt 5.3. Cubase will also freeze once it tries to open Kontakt for about 2 minutes,

I created all these files in Cubase 8.

Any ideas what I can do? It never used to be this slow.