Cubase + Daemon Tools = "Cuase Not Responding"

3 days ago I built a new workstation to run Cubase 8.5. Almost every time I would create a new session and load up a beat on any drive other than my C: drive, Cubase would freeze for like 5 minutes. I downloaded “Process Hacker 2” and “WhatIsHang.exe” to help solve the problem. I analyzed the wait chain. Got the thread ID number. “What Is Hang” gave hints on what might be causing the freeze. Process Hacker2 listed soime DLL’s associated with the non-responding thread. Turns out “dtshl32.dll” (Daemon Tools Pro) was locking up Cubase. It was so entangled, I couldn’t even uninstall Daemon Tools Pro without shutting down Cubase first. My new Asus motherboard came with a full version of Daemon Tools Pro, so I installed it. Just wanted to share. Maybe someone will search this group one day for “Cubase Not Responding” and read this.

ASUS X99 Rampage Extreme/U3.1 LGA 2011-V3 eATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition i7‑5960X 3 GHz 8‑Core Processor
EVGA 32GB 4 x 8GB DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16
Corsair Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Lynx AES16e+Aurora16 Audio Interface/AD Converter
EVGA SuperNOVA 850G2 850 Watt Gold Modular ATX 12V Power Supply ECO Thermal control
Samsung 950 PRO 512GB PCIe 3.0 M.2 Internal Solid State Drive
MSI GeForce GTX 950 DirectX 12 GTX 950 GAMING 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5
Intel X540T2 Ethernet Network Adapter 10Gbps PCI Express 2.1 x8 2 x RJ45