Cubase 5 was working fine until just the other day. Now when I try to open cubase it gets stuck on “initializing elc” and just stays there. I have to force close it through windows task manager. I then tried to open the elc license control center and it just says “reading elicensers” with all buttons greyed out.
I searched the forum archives and found a couple of other people that had the same problem. I’ve tried moving the dongle to other usb ports, uninstalling and reinstalling the latest elc software, restarting the machine multiple times, tried initializing preferences, all to no avail.
The interesting thing is when cubase is stuck on the “initializing elc” and I unplug the dongle I imediately get the error message about no licence found for this software. And also when I run the elc license control center and it says “reading elicensers” if I unplug the dongle it starts running again. I plug the dongle back in and it stops.
I recently started using a webcam so I tried unplugging and uninstalling that to see if there was a usb conflict but that didn’t work either. Steinberg told me to download the latest elc software which I did. They also said to try downloading the software to another computer and plug the dongle into that machine to see if the program runs and I will try that tomorrow. But does anyone have any other suggestions or found out what the problem is? Is the dongle itself just worn out or something? The red light inside the dongle is working fine.