Error -50150: Unable to Launch Test Panels

Updated Apr 5, 2023

Reported In


  • CompactRIO Controller


  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)


  • NI-DAQmx

Issue Details

When I try to launch a test panel for a module in my cRIO controller I am getting the following error:

Error -50150 occurred at Test Panels
Unable to launch test panels. Please confirm the driver software is installed correctly and that configuration support is included.



This error can occur if you do not have the NI-DAQmx driver installed on your controller or if your module's programming mode is not set to Real-Time (NI-DAQmx). To resolve this issue:

1. Install NI-DAQmx onto your controller .
2. Set the module program mode to Real-Time (NI-DAQmx) by referring to the "Changing Module Programming Modes in MAX" section in your cRIO controller's Getting Started Guide.  3. If these steps do not work, reformat the controller and reinstall all software  to it.
4. If the above step doesn't work, then it is likely that there is a software corruption issue on the host PC, and this can be resolved by uninstalling and reinstalling all NI software on the host PC

Additional Information

Not all CompactRIO controllers support NI-DAQmx. For more information on NI-DAQmx and cRIO controllers, see What is CompactRIO with NI-DAQmx?