FRESH OS, FRESH C7.0.4 crashes as soon as starts


I have just installed 64 bit Windows 7 with 16 gb ram, and 7.0.4 cubase 7. As soon as I start cubase cubase crashes with the following:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Cubase7.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 5183e36d
Fault Module Name: StackHash_932b
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7601.17725
Fault Module Timestamp: 4ec49b8f
Exception Code: c0000374
Exception Offset: 000ce6c3
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 932b
Additional Information 2: 932b0fb70bed5b548e38aec186322d75
Additional Information 3: 3f03
Additional Information 4: 3f0372691fcd910a8fdfd15d5e909188


  • I have tried installing OPENSSL
  • E-Licenser is the latest and yes the USB dongle is connected and working

    Any ideas?

what did you install before 7.0.4 ? 7 or 7.0.2 ?

OK this solved it :

" the problem lies in these two .dll files: ssleay32.dll and libeay32.dll from C:\Windows
renaming them to inactive_ssleay32.dll and inactive_libeay32.dll solved my problem "

Steinberg should look at this because I have just installed the OS, updates etc and then Cubase 7. Couldn’t be more straighforward…and this lead to a crash…and the fix is to go and rename some dlls??? shouldn’t be this way…

I have solved the problem, but for your information I installed 7.0.0 and then 7.0.4

that’s one of the reasons 7.0.2 full installer was released for download :wink: