Hanging on searching for VST2 plugins

Please help, advice whatever…
3 days my Cubase 10.5 pro is searching for VST 2x plugins when unitizing.
How it happened: Ive installed new WAVE Plugins but couldn't find them. So, I created a new folder into Plugins manager to search them , but my mistake was , folder C (my windows folder). Since that I am in trouble, my Cubase is not initializing normal, I have to deactivate all 3rd party plugins. I also reinstalled Cubase 10.5 also updated it with with last version 10.5.3 . But didnt help.
I`ll be very very grateful to whom who helps me.

I have similar issue. Stuck in VST3 scanning at splash screen. Ugggggggh.

it’s been 7 days now that my cubase pro 10.5 is stuck on initializing: VST 2 x Plugin. I am sure what ever help you get will work for me

Your only option is to terminate the Cubase process and then remove the whole preference folder of Cubase. And then restart Cubase and don’t add the “C:” drive to the vst2 search path.