I got windows 7 sp1 32bits (with aero inactive at install, but activated when it said “aero must be on”) and an Nvidia GTX275 (with latest drivers) graphic card …
1st when i launch cubase pro, at “video file handling”, it says "windows has changed the color scheme (blue solid taskbar, instead of my black transparent one) … but ok it wouldnt be important to have a solid blue taskbar and an alert message…
But I got some weirds graphical bugs:
1- As cubase pro launched i got this screen: blank with no menu displaying
what is weird, for me, is that it launches… i can force a new project by CTRL+N … and then still no menu bar, but if i right click anywhere, and left click on the “empty menu bar” then yeah i have the menu poping and can cycle trough them…
How frustrating !!! (plus a minor transparency bug at the top)
Can you tell me what is your graphic card?
I get an error saying that windwos switched to “basic color scheme”, are you too? (i believe not as your win looks still black, mine goes from black to a blue after the message)
So I started trying to point out where was the problem that was deactivating aero while loading cubase (both 7.5 and 8)…and it was while “video file handling”…
Then when i clicked on the windows error “the color scheme has been changed” i saw :
-program : video engine decode
-publisher : steinberg media
So yeah i just pointed out the video was causing my aero problem…I went into my cubase 7.5 install folder, went into “components” and renamed every files with “video…” 2 exes and 2 dlls
I launched cubase 7.5 and no more aero “crash” !!!
So I did exactly the same in the cubase 8 folder…and no more aero crash, and my menu bar is not hidden anymore. IT WORKS FINE, except for the video !!!
SO I GOT THE SOLUTION IF YOU’LL NEVER TRY TO USE CUBASE WITH VIDEO
(Steinberg I pointed out the problem for you…the video engine/decode…I dont need it, but maybe some people wont like to disable video to fix a graphic problem)