It's possible the config file was corrupted during the shutdown process.
If you are able to launch CORTEX but just not open a Project, click the Database button in the Project Manager, select your shared database (usually named "SHARE") and click Edit Then check that all the setting in there are still valid and correct any that are not.
(See this article for more details)
If you can't even launch CORTEX at all because of the error, you'll have to hand edit
cortex.config.xml located in
- Open the file in Notepad or your editor of choice and find the
Immediately below that will be an element
- Edit this so it reads
- Save and close the file
This will reset to the default local database, which should allow you to at least launch CORTEX.
- Then you'll be able to do into the Database section and check on the settings as described above