Fixed Vegas Pro startup error

Sony Vegas lets you do so many creative things with your videos that they look flawlessly professional. However, technical problems can occur at any time, even with professional tools like Vegas. Users often report problems with importing, rendering, freezing, image shifting, etc. in Vegas. This is regardless of which version they use. Whether it’s Vegas 12, 14, 15, Pro, or other versions, these problems are common. One such problem is the “Vegas Pro Startup Error.”


What causes the “Vegas Pro Startup Error” error message?

What causes the "Vegas Pro Startup Error" error message?

The “Vegas Pro Startup Error” error message can be caused by corrupted Windows system files. Corrupt entries in your system files can pose a real threat to the well-being of your computer.

Many events may have caused errors in the system files. An incomplete installation, incomplete uninstallation, incorrect uninstallation of applications or hardware. It can also be caused when your computer is recovering from a virus or adware/spyware attack, or when your computer is turned off incorrectly. All of the above processes can cause Windows system file entries to be deleted or corrupted. This corrupted system file results in missing and misconnected information and files necessary for the application to function properly.


How do I fix the error message “Error when starting Vegas Pro”?

How do I fix the error message "Error when starting Vegas Pro"?

Check your Internet connection

Before you decide to uninstall and reinstall the program, make sure you are connected to the Internet. Trial version or not, the application requires an Internet connection to run. If your computer is connected to the Internet, proceed to the next solution. If not, check the Ethernet cable. You can also check the adapter options to make sure it is disabled there.

If the problem is resolved, try running Vegas Pro again.

Reactivating Vegas Pro

In some cases, you may need to deactivate the program and then reactivate it with a serial key. This usually happens if you’ve recently undergone a hardware change, or if you’ve updated or reset your BIOS. To solve the problem, follow these steps:

  1. First, log into your MAGIX account via a web browser.
  2. Go to My Products, find the version of Vegas Pro you’re using, and then click View more information.
  3. Scroll down to Activations and disable them for the computer where the problem occurred.
  4. Then uninstall the software from your system.
  5. Download it again from the Activations tab of your browser.
  6. After downloading, install the software and re-enter the activation key.
  7. Check to see if the problem remains.
Reinstalling Vegas Pro

If you are using the trial version of the software and are experiencing this problem, it may be due to an incomplete installation. In that case, you should completely uninstall Vegas Pro from your system and try to install it again. Also, if you are using the Steam version of the software and are experiencing this problem, you can follow the above steps to resolve it.

  1. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type regedit and press the Enter key.
  3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Wow6432Node -> Sony Creative Software.
  4. Delete all Vegas Pro entries.
  5. Then open file explorer and go to C: Program Files(x86)SteamSteamApps/common (if it’s installed in another Steam library folder, go there).
  6. Delete the Vegas Pro folder.
  7. Download and install the software again.

Note: If you cannot remove the entries, you may need to uninstall the software via Steam first, and then follow the steps below. If you delete the program first, the Vegas Pro folder may no longer be in the shared directory, but rechecking won’t hurt, will it?