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AR# 682

abnormal program termination memory protection (or Page) fault

Description

Many of the Xilinx programs may issue a message similar to the following

Abnormal Progam termination: Memory Protection Fault

This is usually followed by a stack dump.

Solution

There are many possible causes of this problem:

1. In the case of software running over Novell network, can be caused by
path being lengthened by Novell software to over 127 chars.

2. Installing over a network. The compression software used by Xilinx
may fail if used over a network. Install to a local drive,
then copy the software to the network.

3. Loading things in high memory in config.sys or autoexec.bat. Look
for LOADHI, LH, or LOADHI.SYS in these files. Consult your
system administrator for how to remove this.

4. Incorrect/unusual options on QEMM. Remove any uneccessary option from
QEMM in your config.sys

5. Using HIMEM.SYS instead of QEMM

6. Low memory. Try commenting out non-vital TSRs and device drivers from
your configy and autoexec, reboot and retry.

AR# 682
Date Created 11/20/1995
Last Updated 07/31/2002
Status Archive
Type General Article