During installation of Foundation 2.1i, the following message appears:
"The standalone installer E:\installs\synsynth\setup.exe failed with error code 65.415. Install will continue..."
Other similar error codes can also be generated. (Such as 65.447, 65.455, 65.446, etc) This solution record holds for all of these errors.
The installs\synsynth\setup.exe file is the installation program for Foundation Express. What is occurring to generate this error message is that the Express installer attempted to post a message to the screen during the install. However, because the Express installer is running behind the Foundation installer, it passes the message to the Foundation installer, which posts its own interpretation of this message. Therefore, the numbers that are seen can vary widely, but the file (synsynth\setup.exe) should always remain the same.
Typically, these errors are harmless, and the install should complete and work fine. If you see such an error, it is suggested to see if the synthesis tools are working. If indeed you can synthesize a design, then this error can be safely ignored. Please see solution 2 for some possible causes of this message.
However, if the synthesis tools do not work or you are still concerned that there might be a problem, please see solution 3 for further information.
This issue will be fixed in the next major software release.
Possible reasons that the error message occurred, even though the synthesis tools are working:
Since the synthesis tools are in working order, no further action is required. However, it has been seen that having other applications running while the setup is installing can cause this message. This even includes programs running in the background (such as toolbars, virus detection programs, etc) can cause such messages.
Additionally, it has been seen that having a problem in the way the Windows environment variables are set up can also cause this problem. For further information about this, please refer to http://www.xilinx.com/techdocs/6818.htm.
The synthesis tools are not working or you are concerned about this error message:
If you previously had a version of Foundation on the machine that you did not uninstall before installing the 2.1i software, this might be the problem. You should completely uninstall and delete the old software (making sure to save any projects, license files, any other needed information) from the system and reboot the machine before the Foundation 2.1i install is started.
If this is not the case, or if you are still having problems with synthesis, you can manually re-install the FPGA Express tool.
To do this, browse into the installs\synsynth directory on the CD and run the setup.exe file. When you do this, you must make sure that the target directory is C:\Fndtn\Synth (or wherever you installed the Xilinx tools). By doing this, the Express installer should post any messages to the screen. Simply answer them as prompted, and the setup should continue to completion.
It has also been seen that this error message can occur because an incorrect serial number was enter. If you are unsure of your serial number, check with customer service, or use xilinx as the serial number. For more information about this, please refer to the Foundation Series 2.1i Installation Guide and Release Notes.