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....
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.
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.
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.