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µVISION: External program fails to execute


Information in this knowledgebase article applies to:

  • µVision Version 5.14.0.0
  • MDK-ARM Version 5.14

SYMPTOM

When I try to execute an External Program from the Tools menu in µVision, the following error occurs:

Error: failed to execute C:\Windows\externalprogram.exe

CAUSE

This error occurs in µVision version V5.14.0.0 when the RUN INDEPENDENT flag is selected in the dialog Tools - Customize Tools Menu.

RESOLUTION

You may download the ZIP file attached to this article and extract its content to the folder C:\Keil_v5\UV4. This will update the UV4.exe file to version 5.14.0.12. Do not apply this patch to any other MDK version than 5.14!

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, May 5, 2015


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