Arduino Uno driver installation problem on Win XP

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ravithek
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Arduino Uno driver installation problem on Win XP

Postby ravithek » Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:44 pm

I am unable to install the Arduino UNO driver - I get a message saying "Device cannot start (Code 10)".
Also, I am not clear about which driver I need to use - in the CD I received (from Explore Labs), there are the zip files in the Windows folder "arduino-0022.zip" and also "arduino-1.0.1-windows.zip".

I have tried the Arduino UNO driver from both the zip files above and then I get the "Code 10" error message... I think I should be using the arduino-1.0.1-windows drivers, because the board I have looks like pictures of arduino-1.0.1 version I can see on the net.

Any help is appreciated...

Ravi
abhimanyu
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Re: Arduino Uno driver installation problem on Win XP

Postby abhimanyu » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:29 pm

Unplug your Arduino Board from your PC.
Go to Start -> Run.
Type: devmgmt.msc and hit enter.
Device Manager should open.

Now, navigate to Ports (COM & LPT).
It should contain some device assignments with their corresponding COM ports.
[Take a note of all these COM Ports].

Now, connect your Uno board to PC.
Again, navigate to Ports section of Device Manager.
See if there is any new COM port assigned.

If yes, then you can update its driver from the arduino 1.0.1 directory.

Here is the official Arduino Guide
And, our Forum topic's link.

Reply back on your findings.
ravithek
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Re: Arduino Uno driver installation problem on Win XP

Postby ravithek » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:06 am

Abhimanyu,
I have already carried out these instructions.
The problem is that in the Device Manager window, I can see the Arduino Uno icon, but it has the yellow exclamation against it - I am unable to start the device. I keep getting the Code 10 message.
I attach a screen shot of the Device Manager.

Regards,
Ravi
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abhimanyu
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Re: Arduino Uno driver installation problem on Win XP

Postby abhimanyu » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:23 am

Right Click on Arduino UNO R3 (COM1) in Device Manager.
Select Update Driver.
Browse to the arduino-1.0.1 directory -> select drivers -> then select Arduino Uno R3.inf file.
Click OK.
It should prompt a warning for Driver Signing.
Now the device should successfully enumerate.
ravithek
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Re: Arduino Uno driver installation problem on Win XP

Postby ravithek » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:45 am

I have fixed the problem... Thank you - uploaded a modified Blink sketch and checked that all works...

:-)

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