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AR# 21634

ISE / EDK - A black screen appears while I am executing the tools


Whenever I run ISE or EDK, my screen turns black and I am unable to proceed.


The issue is not with the tools. The problem is with setting up the command window size in Windows OS. If the command window is set to "full screen," when you run the tools, a startup command window is run in the background that occupies the full screen of the monitor.  


To resolve this issue, follow the steps below. 


1. Select ALT-TAB to minimize the screen. 

2. Right-click the CMD tab. 

3. Select Properties. 

4. In the "Command Prompt" Properties window, select the Options tab and select Window (instead of Full Screen) for the Display Options.  

5. Click OK, then select "Modify shortcut that started this window."  

6. You may also want to change the default to "Window."

AR# 21634
Date Created 09/04/2007
Last Updated 05/19/2014
Status Archive
Type General Article