Unable to start Houdini on Windows 10 Home and Nvidia GeForce 770 because of a crash.

Crash Window says:

Houdini Console 7272: Fatal error: Segmentation fault Saving application data to ....hipnc

Inside the crash log there is a text

Crash report from Соня; Houdini FX Version 17.0.352 [windows-x86_64-cl19.15]
Uptime 0 seconds
Fri Nov 30 17:20:18 2018
Caught signal 11

Traceback from 4620 ThreadId=0x000003d8
CURRENT THREAD 984
+0x78640819 [clGetKernelSubGroupInfoKHR] C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\igdlh64.inf_amd64_250db833a1cd577e\igdrclneo64.dll
+0x7862c4a7 C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\igdlh64.inf_amd64_250db833a1cd577e\igdrclneo64.dll
+0x7867ceda [clGetKernelSubGroupInfoKHR] C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\igdlh64.inf_amd64_250db833a1cd577e\igdrclneo64.dll
+0x7862d10e [clGetPlatformIDs] C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\igdlh64.inf_amd64_250db833a1cd577e\igdrclneo64.dll
+0x786341e9 [clEnqueueTask] C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\igdlh64.inf_amd64_250db833a1cd577e\igdrclneo64.dll
+0x88e432b5 [clEnqueueWriteBufferRect] C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\igdlh64.inf_amd64_250db833a1cd577e\IntelOpenCL64.dll
+0x88e0c85b [clEnqueueWriteBufferRect] C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\igdlh64.inf_amd64_250db833a1cd577e\IntelOpenCL64.dll
+0xd0ea10c8 C:\Program Files\Side Effects Software\Houdini 17.0.352\bin\OpenCL.dll
+0xd0ea302b [clWaitForEvents] C:\Program Files\Side Effects Software\Houdini 17.0.352\bin\OpenCL.dll
+0xd0ea293c [clGetPlatformIDs] C:\Program Files\Side Effects Software\Houdini 17.0.352\bin\OpenCL.dll
+0x230fc18a [cl::Platform::get] C:\Program Files\Side Effects Software\Houdini 17.0.352\bin\libCE.dll
+0x230fdba2 [CE_Context::getDevices] C:\Program Files\Side Effects Software\Houdini 17.0.352\bin\libCE.dll
+0x10765f32 [FUSE_PrefDialog::setOpenCLDevice] C:\Program Files\Side Effects Software\Houdini 17.0.352\bin\libFUSE.dll
+0x106d67f6 [FUSE_App::restoreApplicationState] C:\Program Files\Side Effects Software\Houdini 17.0.352\bin\libFUSE.dll
+0x106d33eb [FUSE_App::initApplication] C:\Program Files\Side Effects Software\Houdini 17.0.352\bin\libFUSE.dll
+0x10ca1be0 [OPUI_MainApp::initApplication] C:\Program Files\Side Effects Software\Houdini 17.0.352\bin\libOPUI.dll
+0x109bc7b5 [AP_Interface::loadWindowGeometry] C:\Program Files\Side Effects Software\Houdini 17.0.352\bin\libSI.dll
+0x109bd25d [myWinMain] C:\Program Files\Side Effects Software\Houdini 17.0.352\bin\libSI.dll
+0x40001b9a C:\Program Files\Side Effects Software\Houdini 17.0.352\bin\houdini.exe
+0xe7be3034 [BaseThreadInitThunk] C:\Windows\System32\KERNEL32.DLL
+0xe8661471 [RtlUserThreadStart] C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll

igdrclneo64.dll points to Intel Graphics, which is present in the system, but the monitor is plugged into discrete NVidia card.

What can be the reason?

  • Have you tried simply uninstalling the Intel drivers? – Ramhound Nov 30 at 14:55

I contacted with Houdini dev.

Email:

It looks like you have an Intel OpenCL driver installed and somehow this driver is corrupted and causing a crash as soon as it gets queried or loaded in any way.

Some laptops come with Intel HD graphics as the default, low-end graphics adapter, and also an NVIDIA card for performance graphics

To temporarily disable the OpenCL driver, you can try running regedit and editing the Windows registry. I believe the key you're looking for is: SOFTWAREKhronosOpenCLVendors. Within that there should be keys for the NVIDIA driver and the Intel driver. If you remove the Intel key that should mean that the faulty Intel OpenCl driver won't try to load.

I followed the way that delete Intel key. And It worked.

May it help you.

Sorry about by bad English.

  • Wow, thank you! But the hypothesis that driver is corrupted implies to reinstall it, not disable? – Dims Dec 6 at 18:32
  • I had same problem like you. Even the crash log is same. Intel HD graphics shouldn't installed in my computer, but somehow IT did. – Hasegawa.G Dec 7 at 20:23

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