NSight 5.4 / Visual Studio 2017 causes crashes + restart on exit

NSight QtCoreNvda.dll causes a crash when exiting VS2017 resulting in an automatic restart of VS.

From windows event logs:

Name of faulty application: devenv.exe, version: 15.0.26730.15, time stamp: 0x59b6fbe8
Name of the faulty module: Qt5CoreNvda.dll, version:, time stamp: 0x5811baa1
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Error offset: 0x001b0cd5
ID of the faulty process: 0x3628
Start time of faulty application: 0x01d3310194d271db
Path of corrupted application: C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Microsoft Visual Studio \ 2017 \ Professional \ Common7 \ IDE \ devenv.exe
Path of the faulty module: C: \ Program Files (x86) \ NVIDIA Corporation \ Nsight Visual Studio Edition 5.4 \ Host \ Common \ Qt5CoreNvda.dll
Reporting code: c21cc907-ed05-48dc-92cd-d49b1d62e483
Full name of the corrupted package:
Application ID that is relative to the failed package:

Before, the following warning is generated:

The NVIDIA OpenGL driver has encountered
an out of memory error. This application might
behave inconsistently and fail.
(skipped 60 previous events of this type)

HW: Razer Blade 14" / GTX1060 / driver 385.28 / Windows 10 15063.608


I’m sorry for the problem you met, can we have your sample to do some local repro, then we can identify the crash quickly?



i dont actually have to use nsight to get that crash. It’s just installed/loaded lying dormant while i load and work with any of my solutions. Then after i while i close Vs and a few secs later it shows a messagebox that it crashed and will be restarted.
I tried to attach windbg to devenv.exe, but it didnt catch the crash. The logs above are from windows event logging.

I get this same issue too, with and without using nsight during my VS2017 session. I’m not sure of a reliable repro for this but I get crashes on close with this error shown in the windows event logging more than 50% of the time.

Same behavior for me, happens regularly. In the most recent case, I opened a VS2017 solution that manages Latex files. I did not use NSight 5.4 or even the C/C++ compiler. The crash happened for multiple versions of VS2017. I am running latest version 15.4.1. It is also happened for different versions of Windows 10. I am running latest (version 1709) and it happened also on version 1706. I have NSight 5.4 integration into VS2015 and do not get crashes, so this appears to be an interaction between NSight 5.4 and VS2017.

The Event Viewer has field P7 of c0000005, which is the type of error you see on an access violation when you attempt to dereference a null pointer. The Windows Error Reporting file (Report.wer) associated with the event does not appear to contain much more useful information other than what modules are loaded and items about the OS. Event Viewer log below.

Fault bucket 109209153934, type 1
Event Name: APPCRASH
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: devenv.exe
P2: 15.0.27004.2005
P3: 59e69397
P4: Qt5CoreNvda.dll
P6: 5811baa1
P7: c0000005
P8: 001b0cd5

Attached files:

These files may be available here:

Analysis symbol:
Rechecking for solution: 0
Report Id: 116e290d-9864-4872-abdd-f225a22bc7dc
Report Status: 268435456
Hashed bucket: 538b5f7d845209fe170bdc05716cb167


Thanks for your information.
I’ve created an internal bug to track the issue.


Has there been any progress on this? The behavior continues to persist for me, where MSVS 2017 will sometimes crash on exit and re-launch. I am currently using MSVS 2017 15.8.1 (shows as 15.8.28010.2003 in the Event Viewer log). Note that in the original post to this thread, the version of MSVS 2017 was 15.0.x. Thank you for any information about whether this has been diagnosed by the NSight team who creates the MSVS extension.

@deberly: I’ve removed this extension and haven’t had crashes since. I now use the standalone app NSight Graphics instead and haven’t looked back :)