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Old 2002-12-02, 06:14
grimley grimley is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
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Can not open reason engine .... Arrrgghh!!!

OK I am about to blow my brains out after spending the last 5 days trying to get Reason 2.0 (or 2.01), Cubase SX 1.05 and Recycle all installed on a new WinXP Pro installation: Athlon 1.4Ghz, 512 Mb.
I have tried every possible permutation of installation orders, upgrading to the latest versions of Reason 2.0 and Cubase SX (and then back to the old ones etc).
Everytime I finish installation, I can open Cubase SX or Reason fine. I can even rewire them. However, the second time I start Reason it asks for the CDs again and registration code (which I do). The third time I open Reason I get the error:
"Can not open Reason Engine. Please resintall to make sure the Reason engine is properly installed."
Then when I try to start Cubase SX i get an error message:
"Cubasesx.exe has experienced a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

What the hell is going on ... anyone? So much for spending Thanksgiving holidays writing music.