Very slow Cubase startup

Cubase takes around 10 minutes to launch : it’s stuck on “Initializing: MIDI”.

It has done that for a long time, across many versions of Cubase 5. I just installed the Cubase 6 trial today, still the same.

Is there a way to solve that? Thanks.

Mine gets stuck at that exact point as well, but not for 10mins, maybe 10-15s, then it moves right along. If it does get stuck during boot up however, it is always at the initializing midi part.

10-15 seconds, lucky you…

A google search shows that this is a very old problem dating back to Cubase SX versions, but I haven’t found any answer.

Some suggest deleting C:\Users[username]\AppData\Roaming\Steinberg\Cubase 6\Midi Devices.bin or other files in that directory, no luck.

I think I’ll email support.