On the Initializing step “Studio Manager”. Could this be an old school caching issue?
What version of Studio manager do you have installed? What operating system are you running on?
I had the same issue for the last few weeks. cubase startup hangs on “initializing studio manager”. Sometimes for a few minutes, sometimes forever, and then after a PC restart it might continue after minutes. Very annoying.
Just for the info of other people (and maybe cubase programmers) here the reason:
I had this issue the last few weeks. then I realised I swapped my CDROM player/burner. After I disconnected the device the freeze on “initializing studio manager” was gone and I could work in cubase seconds after doubleclicking the icon.
The new CDROM itself was perfectly working, i already used it for burning my music on a CD for in my (old) car and ripping old CDs to mp3.
(I changed it becaudse the old one was slow and had no write capacity)
I don’t know why the new CDROM player blocks starting cubase, but because I need cubase more, i burn my CDs now on another PC.
Hope this helps someone