Why does my cubase 13 always start with safe mode?

My cubase 13 always seem to start on safe mode even though it was properly saved and closed the previous time. Any idea why it happens?

I would start by checking in the folder below for a dump file and post your most recent one or two (if present) on here so someone can check for you.

C:\Users{User name}\Documents\Steinberg\CrashDumps

(not sure why, but the forum software doesn’t display the backslash between Users and {User name}, but make sure you add it)

There is a good probability that it is a dodgy plugin causing your issue, so you might want to try checking the “Deactivate all third party plugins” box next time. Then close and re-open Cubase and see if you still get this screen.

Post your crash dump and people should be able to let you know what the issue is. I did this recently, and found out it was the latest incarnation of Native Instruments Maschine that was messing with Windows and causing a crash when I quit Cubase. NI changed the copy protection for the program a while back, and it’s been a mess ever since. Since deleting Maschine from the computer I haven’t had another safe mode start up for Cubase.