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AR# 32271

11.1 EDK - PlatGen has encountered a problem and needs to close


Keywords: fatal, error, path, length, directory

When I run my EDK design, I receive a fatal error from PlatGen that states:

"platgen.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."


Having a long directory structure (directory plus the PATH environment variable) has been found to cause this problem. The number of characters in the directory structure has to be less than 2048 characters. The number of characters that platgen allows in a directory structure will be increased in a future release.

This problem has been fixed in EDK 11.2, available at:

AR# 32271
Date Created 04/13/2009
Last Updated 06/11/2009
Status Active
Type General Article