cRIO Warning: LabVIEW Cannot Load The Selected Item

Updated Feb 12, 2020

Reported In


  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module
  • LabVIEW FPGA Module

Issue Details

I upgraded LabVIEW from 2016 to 2018 SP1 (64 bit) ,and whenever I open up LabVIEW I get the following message:

"LabVIEW currently cannot load the selected item. The required module, driver, or plug-in either is not installed or has an expired license. Ask the creator of the item or its project what software it requires. Contact NI for help identifying the software."


This warning has been known to be associated with missing the LabVIEW Real-Time Module. The Real-Time Module is only compatible with the 32bit version of LabVIEW. 

This KB lists other compatibility considerations regarding the LabVIEW Real-Time and FPGA Modules. More information about the Real-Time Module can be found in the LabVIEW Real-Time Module ReadMe