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AR# 13411

4.1i sp3 ISE - The PROM File Formatter GUI does not appear in Project Navigator after Service Pack 3 is installed

Description

Keywords: ISE, Project Navigator, ProjNav, Prom File Formatter, PFF, promfmtr, GUI, Generate, es3

Urgency: Hot

General Description:
If I run the "Generate PROM File" process in ES3 ISE, the PROM File Formatter GUI does not open. The splash screen for this application comes up normally, and the actual process (promfmtr.exe) is visible under Windows Task Manager, but the GUI does not appear. (If I launch the command from the command prompt, the GUI appears as expected.)

Solution

A patch that will fix this issue is located at:
http://www.xilinx.com/txpatches/pub/swhelp/ise4_updates/pn_gui.zip

The zip file contains five .fdk files that must be placed in the $XILINX\data directory (replacing the existing files). This patch should only be used for ISE 4.1i with Service Pack 3 (4.1.03i) on PC Windows based platforms.

For more information, please also see (Xilinx Answer 13409) and (Xilinx Answer 13410).

This issue will be fixed in the 4.2i software release that is scheduled for the end of February 2002.
AR# 13411
Date Created 12/18/2001
Last Updated 08/11/2003
Status Archive
Type General Article