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Old 2013-02-28, 18:01
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Question Not a great first impression

I was super excited to get Reason 6.5 land on my doorstep this morning. It installed fine and successfully. Using they USB key went fine, and authorising/registering on site went fine.

However, on first use Reason opened up fine. Now I'm trying to open again an it says:

"Can not open Reason Engine

Please reinstall to make sure that the Reason engine is properly installed."

It first did this after I closed it down, opened Cubase 7 and tried to ReWIre Reason in. I've since closed Cubase and opening Reason alone gives the same message. However, if I wait a couple of minutes after closing Cubase, Reason opens up fine then.

I'm using Cubase 7.0.2 (latest) and Reason 6.5.3 (latest) on a Windows 8 Pro system with Core i5 2500K @ 4.4GHz, 16GB RAM and a GTX560 Ti graphics card with a PCI M-Audio soundcard.

Can't work out what's causing the problem?!?!

Last edited by Bunford; 2013-02-28 at 18:03.
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Old 2013-02-28, 18:07
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Worked it out pretty quickly on my own if anyone having same issue (or I think I have).

I set both Cubase and Reason's .exe files to open using Administrator privileges for all users. It now seems to work and opened a couple of times.

A rather erroneous message from Propellerhead though as it could lead to someone trying to reinstall umpteen times prompted by the error message rather than simply changing the access privileges.
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Old 2013-02-28, 18:08
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Hmm. Maybe check the Task Manager to see if Reason is still running as a 'zombie' process?

I don't Rewire so I don't know anything about issues related to using Reason that way.

Maybe also do try a reinstall.

edit: ninja'd.
 

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