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Plugin loading crushes everytime

Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:55 pm
by drorh4
Im trying to get to my Wavlab and during the loading of the plugins, which takes long long minutes, the sof crushes (now on the softube bundle).
I need to restart it again and again just to make the whole procedure again and more crushing.

Please help?

I just want to get into the software.

Re: Plugin loading crushes everytime

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:52 am
by PG
One plugin is causing trouble. Find it and remove it.

Re: Plugin loading crushes everytime

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:55 pm
by drorh4
Im sorry to say but it all kinds of plugs.
I cant remove them cause I do use them in nuendo.
btw, some of them did work in the past.

Re: Plugin loading crushes everytime

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:08 pm
by drorh4
Plus,
When I ask the Wavlab to "skip" it just crashs

Re: Plugin loading crushes everytime

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:18 am
by PG
If you are using the 32 bit version of WaveLab, try the 64 bit (or reciprocally).
or:
Copy the file:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steinberg\WaveLab 7\Factory Presets\Plugins\plugins to ignore.txt
to
C:\Users\Philippe\AppData\Roaming\Steinberg\WaveLab 7\Preferences\Plugins to ignore.txt

Open and add in this list, the plugin name you want to ignore.
You can use wildcard characters: * and ?

Re: Plugin loading crushes everytime

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:11 am
by drorh4
Hey philippe,

First of all thnx for helping out.
I reinstalled the W7 with the update (and without), now its not get open at all.
I did all the process again, and again - nothing.
I do use the 64 version.

I dont really know what happend but the wavlab didnt work properly since i went to Win10.

i did the compibillity check and used the win10 as win7 but the wavelab is not responding.

Re: Plugin loading crushes everytime

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:51 pm
by drorh4
help?

Re: Plugin loading crushes everytime

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:59 pm
by Romantique Tp
Give the Wavelab 9 trial a try (you wont lose anything and it's very small). Does it still happen there?

Re: Plugin loading crushes everytime

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:58 pm
by drorh4
I want my Wvlb7 to be fix not 9.

Re: Plugin loading crushes everytime

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:53 am
by PG
try the 32 bit version.
Or use the softwares that were available when WaveLab 7 was tested: Windows 7, and plugins not older than WaveLab 7.

Re: Plugin loading crushes everytime

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:24 pm
by drorh4
Is there a way to disable the vst load?
I cant see a way I going back to WIn7 just for Wavlab.
all my plugs are new and updated.

Re: Plugin loading crushes everytime

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:28 pm
by PG
Copy the file
C:\Program Files\Steinberg\WaveLab 7\Factory Presets\Plugins\plugins to ignore.txt
to
AppData\Roaming\Steinberg\WaveLab 7\Preferences\

and add in this text file, this simple one-character line to ignore all plugins:

*

Re: Plugin loading crushes everytime

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:49 pm
by SuStudio
Hi Philippe - I'm having the same problem - Wavelab starts up and does the plug-in scan and freezes after a few seconds. When I choose to skip the plugin that is hanging up, WL crashes but leaves 3 WL icons bouncing around on my task bar which I have to force close. This started after I accidentally pushed the "force scan plugins" button in WL and because it's just a button and not a switch, I could not undo the request. I was simply trying to stop this plugin scan because it was taking up to 10 minutes every time I launched WL Is there a way to get into WL in a safe mode and fix whatever is happening now?

Thanks PG

Re: Plugin loading crushes everytime

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:34 pm
by PG
First, retry after booting.
If this is not enough, then use the plugins to ignore.txt method described before

Re: Plugin loading crushes everytime

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:04 pm
by drorh4
I can work with the WL now, after reinstalling plus the patch plus removing softube plugs.
after the patch (apparently I had the wrong patch and it made the process way more problematic) and move the softube to another place the WL went up.
I still need to find a solution for the softube cause I use them a lot.

Re: Plugin loading crushes everytime

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:22 pm
by SuStudio
PG wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:34 pm
First, retry after booting.
If this is not enough, then use the plugins to ignore.txt method described before
Thanks PG - where is this on the Mac platform? (reboots did not work).

Re: Plugin loading crushes everytime

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:07 pm
by PG
Create a text file there:
/Users/YourName/Library/Preferences/WaveLab 7/Preferences/Plugins to ignore.txt
And on the 1st line, set this character:
*

Re: Plugin loading crushes everytime

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:53 pm
by SuStudio
PG - still no luck after following your instructions. When I launch WL, it hangs up on a plugin and when I choose SKIP, WL crashes. See attachments of the status after implementing your instructions. Thanks

Re: Plugin loading crushes everytime

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:13 pm
by SuStudio
Just to add, if I choose to skip once, WL freezes on the plugin it's trying to find, if I choose to skip permanently, WL just crashes.

Re: Plugin loading crushes everytime

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:12 am
by PG
You must add the ".txt" extension to the file "Plugins To Ignore"

Re: Plugin loading crushes everytime

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:54 pm
by SuStudio
PG wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:12 am
You must add the ".txt" extension to the file "Plugins To Ignore"
Yes, it's there but the "hide extensions" box was checked in the properties box - I unchecked it (see pic) and rebooted but now WL behaves the same way except it's hanging up on the next consecutive plugin in the directory. When I choose to SKIP, WL crashes. Just to be clear, the .txt file only contains an asterisk * on the first line exactly what I have in the previously attached pic?

Re: Plugin loading crushes everytime

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:38 pm
by PG
Well, then try to remove temporarily the plugins that hangs. And if you can reach WaveLab, open the plugin preferences and set the sub folders you want to ignore.

Re: Plugin loading crushes everytime

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:53 pm
by SuStudio
Ok, is temporarily removing plugins as simple as just moving everything in the LIBRARY/AUDIO/PLUGINs folder and subfolders to another folder then moving it back? I can't be uninstalling plugins as there are too many to count.

Also, if this doesn't work, what is the best way to uninstall WL completely and start over since it was working before I touched that "scan plugins @ next startup" button. To reinstall, is there a direct file I can get that will install on OSX 10.12 without having to use the install tool?

Thanks PG

Re: Plugin loading crushes everytime

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:16 pm
by PG
is temporarily removing plugins as simple as just moving everything in the LIBRARY/AUDIO/PLUGINs folder and subfolders to another folder then moving it back?
yes

Re: Plugin loading crushes everytime

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:13 pm
by SuStudio
Ok, some progress made but encountering new issues. After removing the plugs, I was able to access WL and turn off the search plugins in the options menu. I didn't specify a specific folder but just uncheck the search box altogether. However, I now have 5 WL icons bouncing around on my task bar and my CPU utilization is skyrocketing while the Mac Pro fan is audibly spinning - a rarity on this platform. When I try closing out of WL, I receive the message in the attachment.

Thanks PG