I upgraded with a new computer. Goodbye XP, Hello Win7 Home Premium 64bit.
The computer has been running great with a variety of programs for some time now. But after installing CuBase Studio 5 from scratch, I am really disappointed. Something is just not working, and I am at a loss as to what it might be. I have installed and UNinstalled several times now, trying both the 32 and 64 bit versions. I have done updates to the 5.5.0 and 5.5.3 versions as well. Same result.
Regardless of version, when I launch CuBase, the program will sit there semi-locked up. I am really unable to do anything with it. Simple things like dragging the transport or resizing the program window— wow–unresponsive. Trying to open one of my projects, it takes forever just to NAVIGATE to the correct folder, with (Program Not Responding) appearing in the title bar off and on repeatedly. The computer is acting like all resources are Maxed out, but task manager shows only 2% to 7% CPU utilization (i5-2400K with 16 GB of Ram).
Computer has a RealTek Audio chipset in it.
I use an Alesis Multimix 8 Firewire for recording.
What is going on with this? I have had NO problems with any other software to this point. Help!