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I just installed Studio 4 and when I try to load a file, the list of Debug Platforms is empty. This means all devices are greyed out and not selectable. I tried an uninstall and re-install to no avail. Any ideas how to get this to work?

I'm using XP Home.

This is the first time I have ever installed Studio.

thanks,
dave

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You should have the simulator option. With it you should be able to use pretty much all of the chips.

John Samperi

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I guess that is my problem. The window is completely empty. I don't even have the simulator option.

I have installed three times now, with reboots. I don't think it is making any difference :)

thanks,

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Do I have to do anything special to see the simulator option?

I compiled my sample code "Blinky" into the coff format, opened it within Studio then it presented me an emply list of debug platforms, next to a greyed out list of parts.

I don't have a device hooked up to my computer at all. It is still in the box as I'm waiting for my programer to arrive. I was hoping to get a jump start on writing the program while waiting :)

thanks,
dave

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Dave,

I've used the AVR Studio simlator on XP with no problems. I've outlined the steps in the guide that follows my signature. I'm hoping that it is a coincidence that your program is called Blinky and that you haven't already gotten the guide. If so I'll need to revisit the steps I've outlined.

Good Luck,
Smiley

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Actually it is your guide that I followed :)

I skipped the "hardware" portion because I don't have the ISP hardware yet. I did get everything compiled with winAVR, and can load blinky.coff, but I cannot simulate it.

EDIT: Just is case this helps:

I get the following message in the Messages window:
Loaded partfile: c:\Program Files\Atmel\AVR Tools/PartDescriptionFiles\

I then have to hit cancel on the window becuase everything but the Help is greyed out.

I then get this:

Coordinator The debug platform module has not been created.
Error loading objectfile C:\WinAVR\Projects\Blinky\Blinky.cof
thanks,

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Well,
I just installed an a differenct computer that I have. It is running XP Pro SP2 and it installs fine and works fine also. It appears that there is a problem with XP Home.

Anyone here installed on XP Home before?

thanks,

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Yes. It's installed on XP Home on the computer I'm using right now. Debug started up as normal.

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Dave,

If you haven't already done so, you might want to try downloading and installing MSXML 4.0 SP2 from this link.

Don

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Don,
I tried that and it did not help.

This is quite frustrating. It works on my media server, but not my development system.

ARGS!

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I'm using XP home edition with no problems. It is puzzling that you can get it working XP Pro but not home. Have you gotten all the updates?

Smiley

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installing MSXML 4.0 SP2

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I tried that and it did not help

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I have the same problem with XP, I have blank device platform window , and I don't know what I should do. In win98 everythings work fine. Anybody helps us?

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lovingHDTV wrote:
I just installed Studio 4 and when I try to load a file, the list of Debug Platforms is empty...

This is from Atmel's site:

Question:
I can not select any devices for debugging in AVRStudio. How can they be enabled?

Answer:
Some users can not select any devices for debugging, and/or the debug session will never start. Typical only the ATmega128 is available for selection when using ICE40/50 and the simulator. This is probably caused by some .dll files being damaged and/or having wrong versions. We have identified two actions that can help to solve these issues:

1) Make sure you have the latest Internet Explorer version 6 installed with the latest service pack.

2) Install the Microsoft XML Parser (MSXML) 3.0 Service Pack 4 or later (SP4). AVR Studio 4 uses the XML parser extensively. This package can be downloaded from the following site:

The Microsoft® XML Parser (MSXML) 3.0 SP4 http://www.microsoft.com/downloa...

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-Crybaby