Cubase Pro 10.5 crashes on startup

Couldn’t see this topic anywhere else so…

Had a problem with Omnisphere being sent to the blacklist I sorted this by re-activating the correct dll. Now Cubase 10.5 will not start at all. It gets to the plugins and quits.

Error from event log:
Faulting application name: Cubase10.5.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x5da4e875
Faulting module name: dnssd.dll_unloaded, version:, time stamp: 0x4e5dcbf3
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000000000002170
Faulting process id: 0x1efc
Faulting application start time: 0x01d59ff19765bbff
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Steinberg\Cubase 10.5\Cubase10.5.exe
Faulting module path: dnssd.dll
Report Id: 176cc2b2-a26f-435a-88b3-1e218c7d4e04
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

I used the new ‘shift-ctrl-alt’ and launch and disabled loading of plugins and all is okay…although I now have no plugins lol. It seems Cubase 10.5 has an issue with Omnisphere 2.6. 10.0.5 is still fine and I’m using it for my critical work now.

Anyone? sigh

Problem solved! I uninstalled Bonjour which uses dnssd.dll and Omnisphere now works and Cubase Pro 10.5 doesn’t crash.

My Cubase PRO 10.5.0 worked very well since its installation (16/11/2019) to yesterday…
Suddenly today, when Cubase 10.5 is launched, the initialisation windows appears a few seconds then disappears on “Global Settings” !
But at the same time, it is still possible to launch the previous version (10.0.50) and work with it.
IMPORTANT : due to new year festivities, there was no modification on PC hardware neither software

Computer : PC

  • motherboard : ASUS Prime X299 II
  • processor : Intel i7 7820X
  • RAM : 64 Go DDR4
  • OS : Windows 10 64 bits

Best regards