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Arduino Starter Kit - Driver Not Loading
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Arduino Starter Kit - Driver Not Loading

by mrfarooq on Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:45 pm

I am using Windows 8.1
Only using the USB cable for powering and downloading the Arduino Uno.
The green LED is on and steady. The yellow LED is blinking.
I go to Device Manager. Arduino is listed as unknown Device. Driver not installed Code 28
(Location Port_#0003. Hub_#0003)
I click on Update Driver (Browse from my computer)
Give location: c:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\drivers
It reads: Installing driver software. The green bar shows loading.
Message appears:
Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device.
Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it.
Arduino Uno
A problem was encountered while attempting to add drivIt says Compiling Sketcher to the software store.

I run Arduino 1.0.5 software
I select tools - Board - and select Arduino Uno
In tools menu, Serial Port is dim (not selectable)
I go to File/Examples/01.Basic/Blink and click upload.
It says Compiling Sketch
Then message appears:
Serial Port COM1 not found.
Did you select the right one from the Tools menu?
I want to select COM3, but the Serial Port option is not selectable.
Please help.
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Re: Arduino Starter Kit - Driver Not Loading

by mrfarooq on Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:50 pm

The last line of the first paragraph has an error.
Correction:
A problem was encountered while attempting to add driver.
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Re: Arduino Starter Kit - Driver Not Loading

by adafruit_support_rick on Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:10 pm

We don't have a lot of experience with Windows 8.1. You should probably post this problem to the Arduino forums.
http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?board=2.0

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