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Crashes as soon as I try to build a .sln with it

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When I right click on a .sln and try to build with or without admin I instantly get a msbuildlaunchpad. has stopped working

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lextm wrote Feb 7 at 1:57 PM

Can you check Windows event log and paste the crash related log entry here? You might also attach a copy of the .sln file.

doublehelix wrote Apr 20 at 5:38 AM

I can confirm that this occurs when only VS2017 is installed.
I've tested on Windows 10 Enterprise with VS2017 Enterprise, and in Windows 10 Pro with VS2017 Community.

The output of vswhere.exe (https://github.com/Microsoft/vswhere) is:
Visual Studio Locator version 1.0.62 [query version 1.9.77.53636]
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

instanceId: d8e260ae
installDate: 07/04/2017
installationName: VisualStudio/15.1.0+26403.3
installationPath: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Enterprise
installationVersion: 15.0.26403.3
displayName: Visual Studio Enterprise 2017
description: Microsoft DevOps solution for productivity and coordination across teams of any size
enginePath: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Installer\resources\app\ServiceHub\Services\Microsoft.VisualStudio.Setup.Service
layoutPath: D:\DWSDev\vs2017Offline
channelId: VisualStudio.15.Release
channelPath: C:\Users\james\AppData\Local\Microsoft\VisualStudio\Packages\_Channels\4CB340F5\catalog.json
channelUri: https://aka.ms/vs/15/release/channel
installChannelUri: D:\DWSDev\vs2017Offline\ChannelManifest.json
releaseNotes: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=660090#15.1.26403.03
thirdPartyNotices: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=660105
There are no errors logged in the Windows event log specifically relating to an exception.
However, the crash-dump report is logged (below).
I have included the crash-dump XML file for reference which indicates there was a System.ArgumentNullException.
The other crash-dump files are all more than 4MB so could not be attached.

Crash Dump Event Log entry:
Fault bucket , type 0
Event Name: CLR20r3
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: msbuildlaunchpad.exe
P2: 1.3.417.2
P3: 57135cfb
P4: mscorlib
P5: 2.0.0.0
P6: 573d30d8
P7: 3620
P8: 1a
P9: System.ArgumentNullException
P10:

Attached files:
\\?\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\Temp\WER726.tmp.WERInternalMetadata.xml
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue\AppCrash_msbuildlaunchpad_29ad447da1e79d9a3a4d292311caa91df9edc_00000000_cab_9e641158\memory.hdmp
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue\AppCrash_msbuildlaunchpad_29ad447da1e79d9a3a4d292311caa91df9edc_00000000_cab_9e641158\minidump.mdmp

These files may be available here:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue\AppCrash_msbuildlaunchpad_29ad447da1e79d9a3a4d292311caa91df9edc_00000000_cab_9e641158

Analysis symbol:
Rechecking for solution: 0
Report Id: 225b1036-2585-11e7-9bd9-000a3a550c01
Report Status: 96
Hashed bucket: