Running Windows 10 Version 1803, Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 15.8.28010.2003, Intel Parallel Studio XE 2018 Update 3.
I launch MSVS 2017, drag-and-drop a *.html or a *.js file into the editor window. After a time on the order of seconds, MSVS 2017 terminates and then relaunches. This behavior started with MSVS 2017 15.8.0 and occurs also with MSVS 2017 15.8.1. I am able to create an empty project and add *.html and *.js files to it. When opening the solution/project in this scenario, no crashes occur.
For the reported problem at hand, Event Viewer shows an "Application Error"
Faulting application name: devenv.exe, version: 15.8.28010.2003, time stamp: 0x5b763403
Faulting module name: amplxe_vspkg.dll, version: 220.127.116.11, time stamp: 0x5afe032e
Exception code: 0xc0000409
Fault offset: 0x000b33f4
Faulting process id: 0x5120
Faulting application start time: 0x01d43965da0c28c1
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Professional\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe
Faulting module path: c:\program files (x86)\microsoft visual studio\2017\professional\common7\ide\extensions\pcbszrks.jz5\amplxe_vspkg.dll
Report Id: b39ecd3c-a78d-4b5b-9d9a-ff3a01697d1b
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:
Event Viewer also shows "Windows Error Reporting" (with various files attached that are sent to Microsoft):
Fault bucket 1882007102379729939, type 5
Event Name: BEX
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0