I had a working Cubase Elements 6 on MacOSX Mountain Lion running on Intel MacBook Pro. I used it without problems for a long period. Then I did not use it for a while and now when I needed to start it again, it appeared to be strangely broken. It’s a registered product.
I can start the application but sometimes it already hangs in the splash screen and it continues if I click there. After starting up, It opens my projects but it does not play or record anything. The UI is strangely reacting, some buttons just do not react on clicking, the canvas sometimes does not update either. Basically nothing works. Most notably the popup dialogs are stuck forever, the OK / Cancel buttons are clickable, but nothing happens and the dialog stays there for ever, so the app must be killed manually from the console.
I don’t know what possibly could have caused the problem, but I used to have a crashing disk for a while which may account for any file corruption, so I decided that I try to reinstall the product completely. However upon following all instructions I found for manual cleanup, and reinstalling the software, the problem still persists. In addition if I update to 6.0.7, then the splash screen stucks at startup completely, and I can only start Cubase if I first remove Components/videoengine.bundle.
What I would like to do is a complete cleanup and a reinstall, any help is highly appreciated. I am out of ideas what to try. Thanks for any hints in advance.