Just got a new Arduino Uno, accidentally plugged it in before installing the IDE and windows installed its drivers and had it under ports as a generic device on COM3 (it wasn't named Arduino Uno on device manager).
When I installed the IDE, I couldn't upload sketches to the board because it wasn't recognized. So I uninstalled the device from device manager and also the IDE. I pressed the reset button on the Uno, restarted my PC, reinstalled the IDE, then plugged in the Uno. Since then however, the device isn't read by Windows at all; device manager doesn't show it anywhere, nor does it even refresh when plugged in.
I tried this restarting/reinstalling process multiple times, it's also not a cable issue because I checked for that as well. The power LED is still on, and the pin 13 LED is blinking, but the Arduino isn't being recognized.
I've also tried using the Hardware Install Wizard, but that gives me
This Device Cannot Start (Code 10)
I've been trying to run this for a while now.