I have the same issue with a crashing converter. Visual Studio 2017 completely hangs and restarts. This does NOT happen with VS2015! I have tried all kind of scenarios, different projects 32/64 bits but does not change the issue.
Please look into this. I can revert just for the conversion of some normal forms controls to VS2015, but I can imagine not everyone has two installations of VS available.
It is annoying to say the least. I just tried it with only the textbox to be converted.
And to add: all references are there, available and loaded correctly.