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Help! My screen says "An instance of Studio One is already running!"

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asked Dec 28, 2018 in Studio One 4 by grantlheureux1 (130 points)
I've just downloaded Studio One 4 Artist but every time I try to open it, a box with an exclamation point and this message appears: An instance of Studio One is already running! Anyone know how to solve this issue?

3 Answers

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answered Dec 31, 2018 by danroberts1 (550 points)
Hi There,

    Not sure if SO4 could have another reason for this but many apps on windows can show this behavior especially after a crash. A crash can happen w/o you knowing (ex. crash on closing an app). What can happen is the app ends up still running in the backround. If you bring up task manager and sort by memory (or process name) you will likely find an instance of studio one running, All you need to do is kill (end task) that process and you should be good to go. :)

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answered Mar 25, 2019 by craigbuy (310 points)
I get the same message often after re-start on win 10.
When I open task manager studio one is not visible in the list/not running to use end task.
Usually next restart it's fine again.

No biggy but I would like to get to the bottom of it.
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answered Feb 26 by pabloburbano (220 points)

Has anyone been able to figure this out yet? This happens constantly on my session (or when I am on studio one 4 pro) it may happen right away or a couple of hours after i have been using it... (the locked process doesn't show in task manager) and yes i have to restart the machine but this is very inconvenient when i am attempting to work on stuff... any ideas what may cause this?? (i update all my drivers), my machine is dedicated to Studio One alone... Please help (i may need to open a new thread?) Thanks!!!!