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AR# 25139

9.1i ISE - "ERROR:PersonalityModule:7 - Unable to open Xilinx data file for Vendor/Device Module spartan3a.acd" after installing Service Pack 3

Description

Keywords: corrupt, install, PM, fatal, crash, projnav

After installing ISE 9.1i Service Pack 3, the following error occurs when opening Project Navigator:

"ERROR:PersonalityModule:7 - Unable to open Xilinx data file for Vendor/Device Module "spartan3a". Please make sure that it has been correctly installed before continuing. INTERNAL_ERROR:PersonalityModule:baspmspec.c:1698:1.71 - Could not load definition file <spartan3a.acd>"

Solution

This is an error caused by files added with Service Pack 3.

To fix the issue, you must delete the following files from your Xilinx ISE installation:

<XILINX>/qvirtex2p/data/qvirtex2p.acd
<XILINX>/spartan3adsp/data/spartan3adsp.acd
AR# 25139
Date Created 09/04/2007
Last Updated 05/01/2009
Status Archive
Type General Article