drag audio clip crashes cubase

I’m working with what I call a small scratchpad project, where I record and work with some ideas before I incorporate them into larger project for which they are intended. There are only 4 audio input tracks and a couple of midi tracks. It’s very small. When I record an audio clip (all other tracks are muted) that I want to save to deal with later, I drag it below all the established tracks, expecting to be asked if I want to add a new audio track for it, it crashes the whole program. Maybe my expectations were out of line thinking that it would create a new track for my drag n’ drop, but crashing?? That seems a bit flaky.