follow up to my situation:
while Working in Cubase 5, Virus control was intermittent. Sometimes it would load up the first time. Sometimes it took multiple restarts/resets of Virus TI and Cubase 5 before I could work. Once I do get Virus Control to instantiate, I can work on mulitple projects that is until I close Cubase 5.
Worked with Joerg for about a week going through all sorts of possibilities/system reports and still couldn't pinpoint the cause. Joerg was great, just couldn't find out the source of this mishap.
I'm suspecting maybe it was windows xp hotfix update that messed up virus control or maybe it's something in Cubase 5.
I've been able to adapt my workflow to this occurence, but hopefully we can sort this out or pinpoint the cause.
Core I7 920
Gigabyte board UD3r (speed steppng off)
Windows XP Home
Virus Ti desktop
Steinberg MR 816
Motu Micro Lite