So, the problem is solved and I would truly like to thank all of you for all the great ideas! You all are awesome! However, the problem was one created only by myself because of my sheer ignorance and, well, let’s just called it for what it is. Stupidity!
I have a Microsoft Ergonomic computer keyboard. It has an F Lock button up at the top. It also has a bucket load of buttons but I’ve never used them for no better reason than, well, I’ve never really paid all that much attention to them. I bought the keyboard because my wife has one and it is simply the most comfortable one I’ve ever used.
Now, down on the hand rest, in the middle are a column of 4 green leds. Usually only the top and bottom are lit but today I just happened to notice that the bottom one was off. Upon closer inspection I saw an uppercase F in a box beside the LED. Hmmm I thought. Wonder what that is? Thought about it a bit more and came to the conclussion that it had something to do with my “F” keys not working. That’s “F” keys even though I was thinking Effing Keys.
Looking closer I found the “F Lock” key. Pressed it and my LED came back on. Went to Cubase and lo and behold, The Puppy Works!
Of course, now I feel really stupid. But that will pass quickly because I’m old and senile!
Once again, thank you all very very much for your patience and help!
Jeremykeys the apparently quite blind!