Cubase - possible conflicts with other software?

Hallo everyone,

I’ve just joined the Cubase community. I’ve heard a lot of good comments about Cubase, so I’ve installed Cubase Elements 11 Trial on my PC (never used Cubase before).

My PC has the following configuration: Intel Core i7, 16Gb RAM, 64-bit Windows 10 Version 2004, Nvidia Geforce GTX (1920 x 1080), Hard disk free space – more than 500 Gb.

The problem is that the Cubase takes about 15 min to start, then bugs. Finally, I could not use it. I think the PC configuration is good enough. However, is there a problem on software level? I mean a conflict between Cubase and some other software installed on my PC.

Thank you for your time and for your advice.

Hi and welcome on the forum,

What kind of bugs, do you mean, please?

As you have NVIDIA graphic card, please try this:

  • Uninstall the NVIDIA driver.
  • Download the latest Studio driver version from here.
  • Start the installation (as administrator).
  • Don’t install the whole package, use the Custom (Advanced) settings.
  • Disable everything (don’t install NVIDIA Experience, PhysX, etc.), keep just the video driver enabled.

Btw, I have heard, some Windows updates can screw up Nvidia drivers.

Thank you for your answer,

Before to install the new driver, I have checked the website of Nvidia.
My card is a GEFORCE GTX 1050, which is no longer in stock.
The latest GTX studio driver I found is for GTX 1650. Driver Version: 461.92 - Release Date: 2021 March 17.
Do you think it’s going to work?

Thanks again.


Yes, I would go for it.

Hi, thank you, Martin,

I’ll try this. I’ll give you a feedback later.

Best regards

Hi Martin,

I have deleted the old NVIDIA driver and installed the new one 461.92 (just the video driver).
The same problem persists.
I have reinstalled Cubase Elements 11 Trial - nothing changed, the same problem.
I give up my friend, thanks for your time, sorry to disturb you.

Here, some details (I use the french version):

  1. The synchro is OK

  2. Error message after starting Cubase

  3. This window takes about 6 minutes:

I don’t know what’s wrong. Thanks again.
Best regards.


Could you attach a DMP file, if there is any, please.

Win: Documents/Steinberg/Crash Dumps

Hi Martin,

I don’t have such file nor a directory.
However, I could generate a DMP file in the Task manager, selecting the Cubase application.
Only, the DMP file is very big, almost 1Gb. I don’t know if it would be possible to attach the file.
By the way, look what I’ve got after near 30 minuntes.


Thank you Martin for you help.


You could share the DMP file via Dropbox or other service, please.

It looks, something is really going wrong with your graphic, sorry.

Hi Martin,

Finally, a directory CrashDumps has been created automatically.
I found a DMP file there, created just after the message I sent to you.
Here is this DMP file (only 567 Kb):
Cubase Elements 64bit 2021.4.13 (566.1 KB)

I’m waiting impatiently for your response.
Best regards


The crash is in the graphic area. Reported to Steinberg. Thank you.