Cubase Scanning VST in folders that aren't necessary taking forever

Hi

I posted about this a while ago and didn’t ever work out what’s happening

splash screen says scanning vst.2 - but I can see from what its scanning and where its scanning that it’s seemingly scanning my whole system looking in folders that are system folders and this isn’t necessary

does anyone know how I get out of this?

last time I used system restore but this isn’t the answer.

I basically cant use Cubase because it doesn’t get past the scanning VST process

Please help anyone

delete preferences (google it)

thanks for the reply

held CTRL + SHIFT + ALT on the splash screen,The program got me to select a soundcard then started WTF!