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AR# 13937

4.1i iMPACT, WebPACK - "FATAL_ERROR: PersonalityModule: baspmdlm...- dll library <FpgaDevice> does not exist..."


Keywords: 4.1i, 4000, 4000XL, Spartan-XL, iMPACT, FpgaDevice, FATAL_ERROR, PersonalityModule, WebPACK

Urgency: Standard

General Description:
When I attempt to configure a 4000-XL/A or Spartan-XL FPGA from iMPACT 4.1WPx.x, an error message similar to the following appears:

"FATAL_ERROR: PersonalityModule:baspmdlm.c:135:1.8 - dll library <FPGA device> does not exist. Process will terminate. To resolve this error, please consult the Answers Database and other online resources at http://support.xilinx.com"



This issue only affects WebPACK (not typical ISE software), and it has been fixed in WebPACK 4.2WPx.x. (Prior to installing the newer version of WebPACK, un-install the current WebPACK version.)

An alternative method of working around the problem is to obtain the following files from a full installation of ISE and copy them to the same areas in the WebPACK software. Replace "%XILINX%" and "%WEBPACK%" with the appropriate installation directories on your computer.

Take these files:

and copy them to:


After I fix WebPack as described in Solution 1, I cannot find the DLL library "libCCPromChain.dll" when I attempt to program an 18V00 PROM.

This file can also be taken from a full ISE installation.

Take the file:

and copy it to:
AR# 13937
Date Created 02/22/2002
Last Updated 08/08/2003
Status Archive
Type General Article