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AR# 22516

8.1i ISE - XST synthesis fails with "ERROR:HDLParsers:3221 - Can't read \ - Analysis of file <"file_name.prj"> failed"


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XST Synthesis fails and issues the following error message:

"Started : "Synthesize".
ERROR:HDLParsers:3221 - Can't read \
Analysis of file <"stopwatch.prj"> failed.
Process "Synthesize" failed"


This error occurs if a space character is inadvertently entered in the value field of the XST HDL INI File process property.

To resolve this issue, open the XST process properties and delete any spaces from the HDL INI File field.

This issue is fixed in the latest 8.1i Service Pack, available at:
The first service pack containing the fix is 8.1i Service Pack 1.
AR# 22516
Date Created 09/04/2007
Last Updated 03/26/2008
Status Archive
Type General Article