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AR# 7762

Foundation 2.1i: Installation of the design entry tools failed with error code -8

Description

Keywords: Install, Foundation, Java, message, missing, fndtn

Urgency: Standard

General Description: When attempting to install Foundation 2.1i
the user gets an error message inside a Java message box stating:

Installation of the design entry tools failed
with error code -8.
Install will continue....

<OK>

When you hit ok the install % jumps from 74% to 100% complete.

When you then reboot the PC the design tools complain about
missing files.

Solution

1

This occurs because there are either multiple path statements
or multiple Xilinx variables in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file. To correct
this, open the AUTOEXEC.BAT file and remove duplicate path
statements if they exist and/or duplicate Xilinx variables if they exist.

2

If there are duplicate path statements or duplicate Xilinx variables
in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file, delete all copies. It may also leave
duplicate markings in the registry. To clear this go to Start -> Run ->
then type regedt32 in the text box. Go to the window that says
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE on Local Machine. Remove the Xilinx
folder. Completely uninstall Foundation and re-install.
AR# 7762
Date Created 09/24/1999
Last Updated 03/12/2002
Status Archive
Type General Article