Finally replaced the small SSD for my windows 7 operating system and it started to get a bit tedious with 4 hard drives. Eventually I just plugged the new 128gb system SSD drive in for drive c:, formatted it and re-installed Win7. This required I reinstall several other pieces of software as well on my other drives so windows would see them . After a few hours of frustration and success with every other software in this system, I realized it best to remove Cubase and also re-install it.
I seemed to have gone from a very happy Cubase install to one of great conflict. It starts even though I removed it with windows removal, reboot and cleanup.
After re-install, it sees nothing in midi that had been previously imported or recorded. if i try to import an older midi file, it just locks up and i get the spinning circular cursor. after shutdown by task manager, i can restart to the same problems. As if a preferences file is present from previous install is directing it to look in places that no longer exists. Despite my entire removal and re-format of the Cubase installed SSD drive , I wonder if there is something I may have missed. Never had this kind of problem before. I tried the re install from the original DVD and that 5 gb file .rar file on my Steinberg with the subsequent update to 7.0.4
Thanks for any push in the right direction…Al