VST check on login

Every time I load Audacity for start-up, it checks FL Studio for VST’s, and it always gets hung-up on one, and won’t continue to load. I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling, making sure that FL Studio is NOT running, and everything else that me and my friend can think of. Any ideas on how I can solve this problem?

Edit > Preferences > Effects. You can tune what or whether Audacity looks for effects or not. A whole bank of effects will be removed, you can’t pick and choose.


The choices are:
Remove the problem VSTs from your computer
Move the VSTs (temporarily) to somewhere that Audacity will not find them (see here: http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/VST_Plug-ins#locations )
Disable VST support in Audacity.

Unfortunately if Audacity will not start you will not be able to use the Audacity preference settings so to disable VST support in Audacity you will need to edit the preferences file manually. The file audacity.cfg stores the Audacity Preferences: http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/preferences.html#stored

Create an audacity.cfg file in a text editor (such as NotePad), and save it as audacity.cfg in the appropriate location (see the link).
Ensure that the name is exactly “audacity.cfg”, Notepad may try to add .txt to the end of the name.
Put these lines into the audacity.cfg file. This will disable VST support in Audacity.


If possible, please tell us the name of this particular DLL that causes the VST scan to hang, and which Fruity download this comes from. This might be the only one you need to move, after which (if Audacity completes the scan) it won’t scan again until you request this in Effects Preferences (as above).


I’ve got one of those …
unregistered VST stops scan.png
but clicking on the “Cancel” I’ve coloured red gets past it.

Yes I think you may see nag screens every Audacity launch if you let it load plug-ins that need registration:
http://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=368 .

Are you not using 2.0.2?