3ds Max crashes to desktop as soon as Corona is selected as the active renderer in the 3ds Max Render Setup > Common window.

This issue is very rare, and unfortunately we are not sure what is causing it. The known solutions are:

Installing all available Windows Updates (keep in mind that you may have to install all the updates, restart your PC, check for updates again, and repeat this process a few times until there are no new updates)
Re-installing Windows completely (we recommend using Windows 10 with all updates)
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