I've never used a more crashy, noisy, unusable piece of software, when I think of the hours I've wasted so far trying to get this to at least work... I am not having a positive customer experience.
Have you updated Windows last time?
Seems that there is running a service in the background...
I have had the Disk Indexer (windows service) running after updating windows.
This service was scanning the HDD every time and there was the same effect you had...
Let your pc run over night then the disk indexing is ready.
DAW 1: Win 7 Ult.64 , i7 870 8GB Ram ,SSD 830 256GB ,2x 2TB HDD, RME Babyface , Gap Pre 73 Mk2, M-Audio DSM 3, Neumann U87Ai , T.Bone SC450 , Mackie Control Pro, BCR2000 , Kore Controller , MPD 24 , MPK 88 , NI Maschine , Adobe Audition 3 , NI Komplete 8U , jBridge etc.
DAW 2: Win 7 Pro 64, i7 2600 , 16GB Ram , 2x 2TB HDD , Mackie Control Pro, BCR 2000, FCB 1010 , M-Audio DSM 3 , NS10M , Nubert AW400 Sub , Yamaha AN1x , Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 , SPL Goldmike , BPM CR73 , AKG Perception 400
BCR2000 as Cubase Controller