I have installed the bare minimum required for operation and troubleshooting:
Re-installed Window 7 and latest updates.
Installed latest system and Logitech Dinovo Edge bluetooth keyboard\mouse driver.
Installed M-Audio Delta audio interface and latest drivers.
Installed Midisport 8x8 and latest driver.
Installed Ilok without updates.
Installed Cubase 6.0 without updates.
Exchanged bluetooth mouse/keyboard for hardwired PS/2 mouse/keyboard to check for driver conflict. No change.
Reinstalled bluetooth mouse/keyboard.
When my Midisport 8x8 is turned on THEN turned off anytime before opening Cubase, Cubase will hang on exit even though the Midisport has been turn off already. If I reboot the computer and do not turn on the Midisport at anytime Cubase does not hang on exit. In actual use, the Midisport appears to work fine other than hanging on exit.
Is there any information that can be gathered from the fact that Cubase will hang on exit even if I have not had the Midisport open during a project? Again, after booting up the PC I can turn on the Midisport then turn it off, and keep it off, proceed to opening Cubase and still have Cubase hang on exit even though the Midisport was never in use at the same time as Cubase.
My overriding concern is that I may discover the Midisport, Cubase, or just the combination of the two isn’t working correctly at an inappropriate time. I realize that the simple “workaround” is to reboot if I must reopen Cubase immediately after exiting or, if not, simply ignore it and let it take its time closing. However, when a “workaround” is up for consideration I approach it as a potential symptom of a larger systemic problem that could affect overall operability and reliability, hence my desire to understand and hopefully resolve this issue.
Thanks for any insight,