Azure Sphere SDK Install Error 0xc0000005


I'm on a Surface Book 3 running Windows 10 build 21292, attempting to install the Sphere SDK downloaded from here. The Azure Sphere splash screen pops up when I run the exe, but immediately goes away. In Event Viewer, I see the following error with exception code 0xc0000005:

Faulting application name: Azure_Sphere_SDK_20_11.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x5e17c1e6
Faulting module name: unknown, version:, time stamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x006f0072
Faulting process id: 0x1c20
Faulting application start time: 0x01d6f00a874a864c
Faulting application path: C:\Users\rymcin\AppData\Local\Temp\{8D6BD41B-D05F-470D-97F4-D074C6E501D0}\.cr\Azure_Sphere_SDK_20_11.exe
Faulting module path: unknown
Report Id: 7064b0b0-caf1-4814-bdfb-ab2cde6421d1
Faulting package full name: 
Faulting package-relative application ID: 

I've tried rebooting, running the installer as admin, I've run the System File Checker (SFC), I've run chkdsk, no issues and no change. Everything else on this PC is working fine so I'm not sure where else to look. Any suggestions welcome.

asked on Stack Overflow Jan 21, 2021 by Ryan McIntyre

1 Answer


Ryan, I would suggest re-trying this with the latest SDK since there were some issues with the SDK. Can you please re-try with the latest and let us know if there are issues still?

answered on Stack Overflow Feb 19, 2021 by huruls

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