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johndrydenjr
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Unusual Problem with ISE Project Navigator

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Hi, I'm new to the ISE Proj Navigator, and I'm having a problem that is making working with a BASYS2 FPGA board very frustrating.  I'm trying to establish that the eval board is working correctly (so that I don't have to return it).  I've tried entering small schematics/programs in new projects and then loading resulting bit programs through Adept.  But, the board doesn't seem to respond correctly, if at all.  So my next step is to load already designed projects; but, the Open Project function causes the Project Navigator to disappear completely in Windows8.  It doesn't show up as a process in the task manager.  It is gone!  I've tried this several times.  I had a similar issue with the license config manager, not realizing that the program was simply closing out.  I had to type in the path to the license in the config manager to get ISE to work.  Is this a common problem with this Xilinx software, or is this a Windows 8 problem.  I don't see any way to change compatibility settings for the Proj Nav in Windows 8, I think because it appears to be instantiated by a batch file.  Is there a fix for this, or is there some other means of introducing an already existing project into the navigator?  Any and all thoughts would be appreciated.

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nachum
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Hi John,

 

This is a problem that plagues a lot of people on Windows 8 x64. Renaming some dlls solves the problem for ISE and Impact. Please see a previous post of mine:

http://forums.xilinx.com/t5/Installation-and-Licensing/Windows-8/m-p/321185#M4507

 

Nachum

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@johndrydenjr wrote:

Hi, I'm new to the ISE Proj Navigator, and I'm having a problem that is making working with a BASYS2 FPGA board very frustrating.  I'm trying to establish that the eval board is working correctly (so that I don't have to return it).  I've tried entering small schematics/programs in new projects and then loading resulting bit programs through Adept.  But, the board doesn't seem to respond correctly, if at all.  So my next step is to load already designed projects; but, the Open Project function causes the Project Navigator to disappear completely in Windows8.  It doesn't show up as a process in the task manager.  It is gone!  I've tried this several times.  I had a similar issue with the license config manager, not realizing that the program was simply closing out.  I had to type in the path to the license in the config manager to get ISE to work.  Is this a common problem with this Xilinx software, or is this a Windows 8 problem.  I don't see any way to change compatibility settings for the Proj Nav in Windows 8, I think because it appears to be instantiated by a batch file.  Is there a fix for this, or is there some other means of introducing an already existing project into the navigator?  Any and all thoughts would be appreciated.


Windows 8 is not a supported operating system.

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johndrydenjr
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Is it possible, then, to install the software on Windows 7 or a Linux distro and use the same license file that was emailed to me?  (In using the same license, I mean copying it to the new machine with the Win 7 OS.)

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nachum
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Hi John,

 

This is a problem that plagues a lot of people on Windows 8 x64. Renaming some dlls solves the problem for ISE and Impact. Please see a previous post of mine:

http://forums.xilinx.com/t5/Installation-and-Licensing/Windows-8/m-p/321185#M4507

 

Nachum

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johndrydenjr
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Nachum, Thanks much!!!  This fixed it!

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