Cubase Project Freezes on Loading
Any ideas please on how I can recover a project where all known copies and backups of the project fail to load.
My Cubase project has been ongoing for many months and migrated through Windows XP to Windows 10 and several versions of Cubase on two different PCs. It is now it now on a new PC with latest Cubase software where it was running fine for many weeks but now refuses to load.
All the other Cubase projects that I have been working on at the same time as my problem project still load and run without issue; it is just this one that now fails to load whether I try to open it from within Cubase or double click on the project files.
When selected the project starts to load and then, at some point during the loading of mixer input / output channels (occasionally VST channels) it stops loading and freezes. Windows Task Manager says “Application Not Responding”. This remains the case however long I leave it. I left it overnight once and it didn’t unfreeze.
This happens with every version of the project on the main drive and the backup copy and the backups of both those folders on my backup drive. Even on versions saved many months back.
The point at which the load freezes varies and it stops at different channels depending on which project version / backup version I try to load.
The project contains mainly audio files with simple MIDI drum track and some VST plugins from Steinberg, Waves and Kontakt. This is no different from any other of my projects which all still load and run without problem.
My new SCAN PC is running Windows 10 (64bit) and has an i7-6700 CPU @3.4GHz with 64Gb of RAM. I have 2 x MOTU 828 Mk3 soundcards.
I am running 64 Bit Cubase 8.5 Pro (now updated to the latest 8.5.20 build). I have also re-installed 64 Bit V7.5 Pro and I get the same problem.
Any ideas on how to recover this project would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.