FPGA Express 2.0: Selecting Synthesis->Options causes Express to crash
Keywords: FPGA Express, Foundation Express, Synthesis, Options, illegal operation
General Description: This problem may be seen while running FPGA Express 2.0 on older versions of Windows 95: From the Express GUI, selecting the Synthesis->Options pulldown menu selection my result in a system error followed by a crash of the application.
"This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shutdown. If the problem persists, please contact the program vendor"
This issue is primarily seen on pre-OSR2 versions of Windows 95. You can confirm the version used by entering an MS-DOS session for Windows 95 and typing VER.
Windows 95 B (OSR2) will return: 4.00.1111 Older Windows 95 versions will return: 4.00.950
This issue can be solved by installing Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 (or 4.01). You do no actually have to use this software to fix the problem.