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 12:17 PM
How it's possible????!!!!! Xilinx is not at the same level that the last technologie?????? I mean: about software.
09-04-2014 12:19 PM
Our latest tools ( Vivado 2014.1 and later versions) are supported on Windows8
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
11-05-2014 08:59 PM
All I had to do was rename some .dll files and it wordked fine.
Thanks for the help all.
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
11-07-2014 05:15 AM - edited 11-10-2014 02:54 AM
No, that seems to relate to older issues. My issu stems from trying to run ISE 14.7 under a not supported OS (Windows-8). I looked at the license file and checked it using the "lmutil lmdiag -c C:\Xilinx\Xilinx.lic" command and it checks out fine.
In http://forums.xilinx.com/t5/Installation-and-Licensing/Load-License-not-opening-for-14-7-ise-on-windows-8/m-p/468726/highlight/true#M7074 there is a solution, set an environment variable "XILINXD_LICENSE_FILE = C:\Xilinx\Xilinx.lic" and ISE will automatically detect the license without having to run LMUTIL. This works fine as far as I have tested, so problem solved for now.
Edit 20141110: There is an excellent desriptions on ISE under Win-8 in http://www.eevblog.com/forum/microcontrollers/guide-getting-xilinx-ise-to-work-with-windows-8-64-bit/ that also shows how to get PlanAhed up and running.
12-19-2014 09:31 PM
12-19-2014 09:32 PM
I installed ISE - System Edition 14.7 in Windows 8. After installation, when I tried to open a project or create new project,
the application is crashing saying _pn.exe error.
I got a similar probelm posted in another thread, as per given in the thread, I reinstalled the entire software. But, still the problem persists.
Please, let me know, if there is any solution for this.
12-21-2014 12:19 AM
Check this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttPbEcNjdo8
01-24-2015 08:41 AM
How did you do it. Everytime i download it, after it complete it disappears and i cant find it anywhere
01-29-2015 03:08 AM
The '_pn.exe' is something that has with licensing to do, I guess.
Was the installation as such successful? The installation as such was successful for me when I ran it in Windows7 compatible mode (right-click, "Troubleshoot compatibility", "Try recommended settings", ...). But '_pn.exe', following after the installation, terminated with the error message quoted. However, it has not made any harm to me, maybe because I had earlier versions installed (10.1, 13.3; the program folders copied from a Windows7 machine, the installeers did not work in Windows8, not even in Windows7 compatible mode) and therefore required licenses; or because the WebPack is a freeware.
Running '_pn.exe' afterwards requires a modification of the 'Path' system variable ('My computer', righ-click and "Properties", select "Advanced System Settings"/"Environment variables", edit the 'Path' System variable, adding ";C:\...\ISE_DS\ISE\lib\nt" last , the "..." depending upon how/where you installed ISE14.7). Otherwise you will at once have an error message about a missing DLL.
I tried this, '_pn.exe' started and finished at once, without any error message. Sorry, I don't know whether this means that it ran successfully and fast, or that it crashed "softly" at once...
(I think that, if you try this above with '_pn.exe', you should restore the 'Path' System variable to its original value afterwards...)
01-29-2015 03:11 AM
It works to run the installer in Windows7 compatible mode. It did for me. See my answer to Aaron.
04-02-2015 10:57 AM
I was attempting to run ISE 14.7 64-bit on my Windows 8.1 64-Bit (Surface Pro 3) and it was crashing/quitting after the splash page.
I followed the DLL renaming instructions from vuppala and that worked perfectly.
01-10-2016 12:39 AM
You can get ISE to work on windows 10 but ISE is no longer receiving updates, so it might be said "no windows 10 is not supported"
01-10-2016 06:18 AM
06-11-2016 09:15 AM
the same procedure worked for me with W10. However it took me several hours to find this posting.