LabVIEW Currently Cannot Load the Selected Item

Updated Oct 10, 2018

Reported In


  • PXIe-8840
  • CompactRIO Chassis


  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module


  • NI CompactRIO
  • PXI Platform Services

Issue Details

I have been remotely programming my Real-Time target for months, without problem. Suddenly I am unable to connect to my Real-Time target, the modules haven't changed and I'm getting a dialog box that says: LabVIEW currently cannot load the selected item. The required module, driver, or plug-in either is not installed or has an expired license.



The cause for the issue described above is either a licensing problem, a missing driver, or that you accidentally opened 32-bit VIs in a 64-bit version of LabVIEW.

To fix it, try these:
  • Install the latest version of the platform driver (either NI CompactRIO or PXI Platform Services)
    • If you installed the driver before installing LabVIEW, you could be missing ADE support for LabVIEW. In this case, reinstalling the driver will resolve the issue.
  • Check that all your software (LabVIEW, LabVIEW Real-Time, LabVIEW FPGA) is still licensed in NI License Manager.
  • Ensure that you opened your project in LabVIEW 32bit.

Additional Information

Currently, the Real-Time Module is compatible with LabVIEW 32-bit only.  Therefore, you must have LabVIEW 32-bit installed even if you use a 64-bit operating system.


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