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AR# 14147

4.1i FPGA Editor - FPGA Editor crashes on Windows NT: "FATAL_ERROR: GuiUtilities: WinApp.c: 570: $Revision..."


Keywords: FPGA Editor, crash, Windows NT, WinNT, FATAL_ERROR, GuiUtilities

Urgency: Standard

General Description:
When I open a design in FPGA Editor on a machine that is running Windows NT, a crash occurs and the following error message is reported:

"FATAL_ERROR: GuiUtilities: WinApp.c: 570: $Revision - This application has discovered an exception condition from which it cannot recover."


This problem can be fixed by installing the following DLLs and their associated files into the C:/WINNT/system32 directory:

MSVCRT.DLL (6.00.8797.00)
MFC42.DLL (6.00.8665.00)

(NOTE: This patch will only work for Windows NT, and it only fixes the crash that occurs when the design is loaded. This patch does not work for Windows 2000, nor does it fix crashes that occur after FPGA Editor has loaded the design. For assistance with these issues, please open a WebCase with Xilinx Customer Service at:

Download these files from the following patch at:

To install the files, please follow the instructions below.

1. Back up the old system files by naming them.
2. Unzip the downloaded zip file and copy the MSVCRT.PDB, MFC42.MAP, and MFC42.PDB files into the C:/WINNT/system32 directory.
3. Reboot the PC.
AR# 14147
Date Created 03/10/2002
Last Updated 10/08/2003
Status Archive
Type General Article