Errors begin occurring after installing Nsight


After installing Nsight, errors or improper behavior begin occurring in Visual Studio.

Known Causes

Occasionally, the development environment may become dirty. Upon installing Nsight, Visual Studio may begin exhibiting incorrect or unexpected behavior or displaying error messages.


The user should uninstall Nsight, any plugins or extensions, and then reset the Visual Studio environment before installing Nsight again. Please note all user settings will be removed. Please back up settings and project files before attempting a reset.

To reset Visual Studio, open a Visual Studio Command Prompt for the installation that is exhibiting issues. Then execute the following commands:

  • devenv /resetsettings
  • devenv /setup
  • devenv /ResetSkipPkgs