I used to have Cubase 4 and a Delta Audiophile 2496 in a perfectly working setup with Windows XP Home but after upgrading to Windows 7 Professional, Cubase always hangs indefinately when exiting. I have searched the net for days to find a solution but haven’t managed to do so.
-EXACT same setup worked with Windows XP
-Cubase does not hang if I disable or uninstall the Delta Audiophile 2496
-I have tried with all the Delta drivers available for Windows 7 (3) including the one I used to use in XP.
-Running the application in compatibility modes and as Administrator changes nothing
-Disabling antivirus software doesn’t change things
-I have verified that IRQ’s don’t interfere
-I have renamed VST folders to ensure that the problem is not with a VST plugin being released
-I have disconnected all other devices that can be disconnected without causing the computer not to work and still no change.
-I have tried to place the Delta card in all available PCI slots.
-When inspecting the process, it seems that a dll named dmusic.dll get about 90% of the cpu when the program hangs but I don’t know if that means that this is where the problem occurs. The computer becomes unresponsive and the CPU load stays on about 90% for Cubase which, however, never crashes, even if it stays like this forever (have tried at most about an hour or so). The error propagates in the exact same way throughout all of these configurations…
No matter if I close the application with the red X or via the menu, the control panel disappears and then the program freezes. I usually try this by just opening the program and then closing it (not initializing a project) but the same happens even if I open a project first (no matter if I save or not save the project).
I know my setup is old but that is no reason to why it shouldn’t work and I would be delighted, both out of curiosity and because I need the program to work properly, if anyone could help me.