We are having an issue after upgrading one of our computers to PADS9.4 - the first problem we have seen in 4 or 5 computers now. When we go to try to start up the PADS tool after updating we get the following error:
powerpcb.exe - system error - xf_Os.dll is missing from your computer.
Can anyone let me know how to fix this please, or even what it means? It is the first time I am seeing this. I have searched high and low and have been able to find nothing on this issue.
We've run the MGC configurator, I believe that is what it is called, where we select 9.4 as our default version and have followed all the proper steps for install. From what I understand DxDesigner opens fine but we are unable to open the PADS layout tool. However, I am double checking this now.
These sorts of errors are most often caused by problems with your environment variables or registry entries.
You could take a look through your environment variables - both the user and system tables - and remove any references to older PADS versions. After that, re-run the Configurator.exe that is under the "win32" sub-directory in your PADS 9.4 installation. If that doesn't work, you should open a Service Request on SupportNet.
Also, here are some links to some Communities Docs that may come in handy: