I was going thru the Quick Start guide learning the ropes. I left the computer with Cubase active for a couple hours. When I came back there was no response from Cubase.
This has happened at least once before in the last week since I got this new computer HP Pavillion Slimline 6 G ram Quad Core @1.5 GHz. It’s running Windows 8.1 (problem child) but that’s no problem since I learned how to start everything from the conventional desktop/startup screen. (looks like Win 7 or Vista)
I then ended up going to the Metro Win 8 screen trying to close Cubase so I could restart it. This ended up in the blue screen BSOD. A common occurance it seems on this machine. I then shut down with the power off button on the computer. Now when I reboot and try to open Cubase I only see the long rectangle (don’t right now know the name) toolbar, the one with the counter ( 1.1.1 0) the start and cycle buttons and the right and left channel counters on it.
Is something messed up or do I just not know how to restore the main work screen? I have put a quick start icon for Cubase in the taskbar at the bottom of the screen and when I hover the mouse over that I see a screenshot of the Cubase main work screen but regardless of what I do that screenshot won’t open to the actual main work screen. This was happening all the time with all the icons when I was trying to use the Win 8 Metro route. I can open the Win 8 Charm icon for search and I get the menu of Cubase LE 6 files but that also will only open that start stop counters rectangle. I’ve rebooted at least twice now with no improvement. What should I do? The store said I have 15 days in which to return the computer for something different like maybe one with Win 7 but I don’t really think that is the problem. Thanks for any help!