Need Mplab help ASAP !!

For some reason out of te blue i seem to get this message now when i begin to compile code. How do i get rid of it ? it only seems to happen when i use the laptop, and it neer did it before.

Heres the message:

Couldn’t locate build tool. Check tool locations.
BUILD FAILED: Tue Feb 03 18:42:32 2004

Is it possible it was setup wrong, when it was reloaded ?


I would surmise that the build too it’s talking about is C18. (Re)install that.

mmm didnt work

You get that kind of message when the wrong toolsuite is selected in MPLAB.

go to Project -> Select Language Toolsuite
In the pop-up window is “Microchip C18 Toolsuite” selected as the active Toolsuite?

If not select it. If the Toolsuite Contents come up with red X’s then you have to click on each of the tools and browse to locate it.

MPASM is in C:\Program Files\MPLAB IDE\MCHIP_Tools\mpaswin.exe
MPLINK is in C:\mcc18\bin\mplink.exe
MPLAB C18 is in C:\mcc18\bin\mcc18.exe

Try that and see if you get further.