I’m writing this after the third consecutive reboot of Windows. Every single morning I wake up praying that Cubase 12 doesn’t crash on startup, and it’s a daily routine of giving it a shot, Cubase 12 stops working on startup, I check the forums for any solutions, no solution, reboot, and pray that this time it works. And then once it finally works I cannot shut it down until late in the night because if I close it, it NEVER loads again and I gotta start the reboot dance once again.
Cubase 10.5 was flawless, I never had any problems with it. But in 2022 you have made my workflow stupidly slower. Many times I had to reboot my PC several times with clients present in the studio, because Cubase 12 didn’t want to start. You are making me look unprofessional and you are wasting my time. I regret upgrading, and I regret recommending your software to colleagues and students. And your silence in the forums and in customer support makes it even worse.
You sound frustrated and angry. (And I can understand that).
But let’s try fixing things, as Cubase 12 is working fine on thousands of PC’s.
If you feel like, you may want to perform a clean install of Windows and ‘rebuild’ your PC with all clean installed programs.
Quite a few Cubase issues are actually attributed to USB devices (and USB Hubs), so you might try to launch your PC or Cubase leaving USB devices off, one at a time.
And of course: Contact support! (They helped me out just a few weeks ago, They advised to perform a clean install of the NVIDIA graphics driver, install without all the optional stuff, and this solved my issues)
Cheers, and Merry X-mas.
You are making yourself look unprofessional by continuing to use software that you have already established is not working for you when you have clients present. Surely you should just use 10.5 if it works flawlessly for you when working with clients, and troubleshoot version 12 in downtime?
99% of the time, issues with media applications come from issues with the OS or device drivers, namely audio drivers.
FWIW, I could not get my system to use my MOTU audio interface except in ASIO mode. Fine for Cubase, but I like to sometimes run non ASIO capable applications out to my studio monitors. I simply deleted the drivers complete from the system via control panel, reinstalled the drivers and rebooted. This is the typical solution.
Not to say MOTU is your problem, but FWIW all my Windows and Cubase problems went away when I got rid of my MOTU drivers. Took ages to find the cause of my problems. No MOTU drivers and all is good now.
I’ve get to a point where Cubase 12 was so unstable that I reached out every company of my pluggins. Everyone point to windows. Then I have make a new Windows 10 installation and almost every problem faded away. Still some issues … but, at least I can work on C12. I was back on C11 cause of the issues. Now C12,0, 52 work acceptable. I know it is a very radical solution but works for me. Good luck buddies.
I use a number of freeware programs, that run on Windows, Mac & Linux, and all of them “write” to the Application Event Log and the WER folder when they crash. Error reporting is generally handled by the OS, since the crashing application is often unable to do anything but close.
No, it is not. Applications can register a handler for so called signals, like null pointer. In case of an exception in the code the crash handler takes over and can write the dump. This is standard coding practice.