Live will not open/ crashes

I cannot open up live. After initially clicking on the live icon from my desktop, after a few seconds before it even gets to the main session view window it just crashes and quits. I get a message saying ignore,quit or reopen, none of this works.

I have just reinstalled the new v 3 update and it is still doing it.


I have gone back to an older version of live,but i cannot find any of my new recent sets/projects.


Please can any one help with this.


Ross Cooper


novation1 5 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Troels
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    4 votes

    I have a similar problem: I just installed the latest v. 8.3 using lion, and Live takes forever to open 5-10 minutes + and it's driving me crazy. Does anyone have that same problem, or even better; a solution to the problem?





    5 years ago | 0 comments
  • [mka] Ableton staff
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    2 votes


    Hi Ross,

    please contact Ableton support regarding that issue. Please send us Status or Crash Report for investigation.



    the problem you're describing sounds like an issue caused by incompatible MIDI drivers. Please check out my last post in this forum thread:



    Marian / Ableton Technical Support

    5 years ago | 0 comments
  • william Gonsalves
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    1 vote

    I brought live 8 today and it is crashing not getting install. Pls help me how to do it


    4 years ago | 0 comments
  • Cfig8
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    1 vote

    The only way it open is when I restart my Mac.

    5 months ago | 0 comments

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