Finally, Cubase 12 and Windows 10 have come to an agreement on my desktop.
O Happy Day!
Here’s what I did:
Committed to using my desktop as an audio processing tool. Internet use, emailing, Word processing, graphic design programs all have to be turned off and out of the startup process. Searched for web pages to discover how to remove programs from being part of starting up, like Skype; in fact any program that connects to the internet should not be in the startup file. There are ways to connect back up via shortcuts when you close down the audio/midi sessions for the day. Even if they’re not utilized, being a connection to the program is in the startup, means the system is creating interrupt dialogs to go check on them. Cause for crashes right there. Adobe updater and other software updating programs in particular must be taken out.
Here are some tips from Universal Audio " How To Disable Fast Startup in Windows 10", so you may have sunny days and smooth sailing with your audio interface. Even if you don’t have a UA device, best to follow these instructions scrupulously. Start with disabling fast start up- to follow the instructions here (again for Windows 10) search for the control panel behind the scenes.
Windows Optimization - Optional Settings, again from UA and a repeat, in part, of some of the instructions given earlier. The most important thing here is that your sample rate for all of your programs must be scrupulously examined to be certain it’s the same for each plug-in, DAW and those applications that are closed while you’re in audio processing mode. If the DAW is set at 96k sample rate and your plug-in does not have that capability, it makes sense there will be problems arising.
Hope this helps.