after coming back from windows 7 hibernate (with cubase open) Cubase 8 pro will not work properly any more.
I can start playback and it plays, when in the arrange view after a couple of times hitting the space bar it also shows the playback cursor moving but as soon as i open the mixer it stops doing anything.
What ??? your audio interface goes to sleep and so does the graphics and midi , you should disable hibernation, it’s not cubases fault , it’s always been like it .
You should set all your power management to “never sleep”
Not quite. While sometimes hibernation would not crash previous versions of Cubase, often it would crash them. It can depend quite a bit on your specific hardware and configuration. I suspect (but don’t really know) that on many systems Cubase will wake up before the audio interface is functional and crashes when it tries to talk to the interface.
As a general rule when using any memory intensive application (which DAWs are) you’ll have less overall problems if you boot up clean before each use. Entering and exiting hibernation can leave a lot of crap lying around.
I think you need to listen to the good advice given here. Believe me you are on a hiding to nothing. It is ok to hibernate the computer instead of turning it off - in fact there was an article about that in Sound On Sound. Does not take that much time to load up cubase. Especially if you have an SSD C Drive.
No take my advice and disable hibernation and don’t use sleep either.
If you use SSD’s this is even more important. If you installed example 16GB RAM, hibernation will steal 16GB of your SSD disk space for what? Giving you problems?
If you disable hibernation you will free up the same amount of disk space as you have RAM installed.
Secondly: When you wake up after hibernation, the information that were stored in the RAM memory during hibernation time sometimes get corrupted that can cause Cubase and all other system component fail in windows.
Sometime it can even cause BSOD crash.
I use hibernate all the time - no problems. BUT, my system never goes into hibernation when Cubase is running - even if idle. I assumed Cubase automatically disabled hibernation when it was running. Pretty sure there is an option to "disable “C” states somewhere. Maybe i’m confusing it with a bios setting.