I, too am growing increasing amounts of gray hair over this issue. I have Cubase Artist 7, running Windows 7. All seemed fine until I added an extra USB card and allowed Cubase to update, since then, I cannot get past the synsopos.exe/DCOM errors, crash-bang-BOOM and I am dead in the water. I’ve gotten a crazy technical solution from tech support (which was yamaha.com by the way) but to no avail, a normal computer user would have fits doing the DOS prompt work he suggested, and yet it still did the exact same thing, NO progress. I have since sent a screen capture and a 4 minute long video documenting what I have been dealing with for 2 days now. I have done a system restoration and nothing makes it go away. I am so angry and frustrated, but they have me by the hair (I’m a chick so the normal bodypart I’m missing there) because I have worked and saved my files in Cubase Artist 7, was so excited about it, now I can’t open a DAyum thing. What now?