Cubase Pro 8 sessions not loading

Please help if you can. My Cubase 8 sessions are not loading. Cubase 8 loads fine but when I recall sessions with plugins that are installed the system hangs up. Note : I do not have any UAD plugins and I mostly own use VST2 or VST3 plugins. I never had this issue before.

I spent 8+ hours yesterday researching the Steinberg forums about JBridge and .dll stuff but no solution has been found. Even folks with Cubase 9.5 had similar issues. Consequently, I submitted a ticket to Steinberg but they are on holiday until January 3rd. My last resort is to see if anyone in this subreddit can assist me.

Thank you in advance.