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AR# 53793

Install - Vivado fails to launch "INFO: [Common 17-81] couldn't load library "librdi_coretaks.dll": invalid argument..."


The following error occurs when opening Vivado 64-bit in Windows 7 64-bit:

****** Vivado v2012.3 (64-bit)
  **** Build 209282 by xbuild on Thu Oct 18 20:50:53 MDT 2012
    ** Copyright 1986-1999, 2001-2012 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
INFO: [Common 17-81] Feature available: Implementation
couldn't load library "librdi_coretasks.dll": invalid argument
Could not load library 'librdi_coretasks' needed by 'core', please check installation.
    while executing
"error "$result\nCould not load library '$library' needed by '$feature', please check installation.""
    (procedure "rdi::load_library" line 4)
    invoked from within
"rdi::load_library core librdi_coretasks"
    (file "C:/Xilinx/Vivado/2013.2\lib\scripts\rdi\features\core\core.tcl"  line 5)
ERROR: [Common 17-217] Failed to load feature 'core'.
    while executing
"source -notrace {C:/Xilinx/Vivado/2013.2\lib\scripts\rdi\features\core\core.tcl}"
    invoked from within
"load_features base core vivado"
    (file "C:/Xilinx/Vivado/2013.2/lib/scripts/rdi/products/Vivado.tcl" line 9)
INFO: [Common 17-206] Exiting Vivado at Wed Nov 07 17:27:53 2012...


This error has been seen when the Microsoft redistributable libraries have not been properly installed on the Windows machine.

Re-running the vcredist executables should resolve this issue.

  1. Run both the Visual C++ redistribution executables located at:
    • <installpath>\tps\win32\vcredist_x86.exe (e.g., C:\Xilinx\Vivado\2013.2\tps\win32\vcredist_x86.exe)
    • <installpath>\tps\win64\vcredist_x64.exe (e.g., C:\Xilinx\Vivado\2013.2\tps\win64\vcredist_x64.exe)
  2. Reboot the operating system.

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AR# 53793
Date Created 01/15/2013
Last Updated 06/09/2014
Status Active
Type Known Issues
  • Vivado Design Suite