08-28-2014 05:44 AM
I am installing the Xilinx ISE Webpack 14.7 on a 64 bit Windows 8.1 machine and receive an error message of "_pn.exe has stopped working".
I could not find a resolution to this issue on my operating system and am needing assisatnce on troubleshooting.
08-28-2014 05:51 AM - edited 08-28-2014 05:56 AM
Windows-8 is not a supported OS with ISE.
Can you please use one of the below supported OS?
Microsoft Windows Support
• Windows XP Professional (32-bit and 64-bit), English/Japanese
• Windows 7 Professional (32-bit and 64-bit), English/Japanese
• Windows Server 2008 (64-bit)
• Red Hat Enterprise Workstation 5 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Red Hat Enterprise Workstation 6 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 (32-bit and 64-bit)
09-04-2014 09:27 PM
Here is a nice video that will help you to install ISE on windows 8.1 OS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5q8AqcYVmE
11-07-2014 12:54 AM
I didn't find any relevant info in the video, could you possibly type out the steps to get ISE 14.7 running under Windows-8?
BTW, I too find it amazing that Xilinx wouldn't officially support Windows-8 for the tool that is the only way to do designs with Spartan-6 and older devices. How are we to handle legacy support? Keep an old PC locked away somehow? My old Windows-XT machine is barely usable due to the lack of support for the operating system, so I hardly see that as an option.
11-07-2014 12:59 AM
Here are the steps to follow:
Rename libPortability.dll to libPortability.dll.orig, and copy libPortabilityNOSH.dll to libPortability.dll.
Do this in:
C:\Xilinx\14.5\ISE_DS\common\lib\nt64 (copy dll from first location)
This turns off SmartHeap.
This will fix ISE and iMPACT crashes on file dialogs.
11-07-2014 01:39 AM
That was quick! Thanks, it worked if I run ISE as Administrator.
There was a snag with the license manager that seems to have a similar problem. I get the error "_xlcm.exe has stopped working". Not sure if that is a problem, I will try to resolve my WebPACK license later today. I am trying to migrate an old ISE project using a Spartan-3AN device, I am not even sure it will be supported in 14.7...
11-07-2014 01:50 AM
Check if this AR helps