Error: nipxisvc.dll Not Found On PXI Real Time Controller

Updated Jun 13, 2018

Reported In


  • PXI Controller
  • CompactRIO Controller
  • CompactRIO Single-Board Controller


  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module

Operating System

  • PharLap
  • NI Linux Real-Time
  • Linux

Issue Details

I am booting up my PXI controller which is running a real time operating system but an error message is displayed:
Error! nipxisvc.dll not found! (dependency)

Why am I encountering this error and how do I resolve this?


To resolve this error re-install LabVIEW Real Time on your PXI controller.

Additional Information

This issue is caused by an incorrect or corrupted installation of LabVIEW RT on the target system. To find how to re-install LabVIEW Real Time on your controller see Installing Software on Your Real-Time (RT) PXI Controller.

It is recommended you format your controller before re-installing the software.


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