AR# 3678: Foundation F1.4: Project Manager slow to open in Windows NT
Foundation F1.4: Project Manager slow to open in Windows NT
Keywords: slow, pcm, winnt, hang
Under Windows NT, you may notice the Project Manager taking up to 2-3 minutes to open after invoked. This has been seen to be caused by an incompatible version of the Sentinel driver which Foundation uses for the XVHDL keylock.
To correct this problem, the current version of the Sentinel driver must first be removed, and then an older, more compatible version of the Sentinel driver may be installed.
1. First, remove the current Sentinel driver. To do this, go to the <ACTIVE>\DRIVERS\WIN_NT directory (where <ACTIVE> is the Foundation design entry install directory, typically C:\ACTIVE or C:\FNDTN\ACTIVE) in the Windows Explorer, and double-click on the program SETUPX86.EXE to invoke the Sentinel Setup program.
2. In the Sentinel Driver Setup Program window, select Functions->Remove Sentinel Driver.
**Note: If you are NOT using the Metamor XVHDL compiler for your design, you may stop here. The Sentinel driver is only required by the XVHDL compiler. Therefore, you do not need to reinstall it if you are not using this VHDL compiler.