I was working with Arduino in Win 8.1, when suddenly it stopped work. I tried to reinstall the drivers and IDE several times, but it didn't solved.
In Win 8.1, when I plug the arduino, I get the pop up message:
USB Device Not Recognized in Windows
Also, when I try to upload a sketch, I get this error in Arduino IDE:
avrdude: ser_open(): can't open device "\\.\com5": the system cannot find the file specified
I switched to Linux (Debian Jessie 64 bits), but it also doesn't get recognized, and I getting the same error, only the port Is different.
I am guessing is a problem with avr, but I don't know what can I do about it.
In both systems the port tool in IDE is grey, so I can't choose a port.
When I press the reset button in Arduino, nothing happens.
The led L (13) is constantly shinning. It never blinks or stops.
Solutions I tried:
- Reinstall drivers
- Modify the preferences.txt file to change the COM port
- Fall back to a previous IDE version
- Change the usb cable