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AR# 8979

3.1i COREGEN: "WARNING: Unable to read preferences from the registry. Continuing with defaults..."


Keywords: core generator, startup, netscape, acrobat, html, web, 2.1i

Urgency: standard

General Description:
While starting up the CORE Generator application on a PC, you may
see the following message:

"WARNING: Unable to read preferences from the registry. Continuing with defaults..."

The application subsequently may either fail to start up, or you may experience
problems with displaying the PDF format datasheets and calling up the Netscape
browser using the embedded links in the CORE Generator application


This warning message has been seen on PC platforms when the XILINX and
PATH variables are specified as User Variables instead of System Variables
in the user's Windows environment. The failure to read the registry
preference settings may prevent the CORE Generator Application from
being able to deteremine the location of the user's Netscape web browser
and Acrobat PDF file reader.

XILINX and PATH should be specified as System Variables, not User Variables.

Try specifying these as System Variables, then logging out of Windows, then
back in again to make sure that the changes have taken effect.
AR# 8979
Date Created 04/05/2000
Last Updated 08/23/2002
Status Archive
Type General Article