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msdd

hi,

i work as an systems engenieer, so I tried everything I know:

- no keystroke works
- not even num-lock or caps-lock
- no mouse movement possible
- no BSOD
- no dump files
- no eventlog entries

ist just like someone pulled the plug, but the screen remains on...

I see no point where to start with that mess...

please help...

Coding Badly


The kernel driver used for the Uno is provided by Microsoft.  The driver is ancient (meaning it has been well exercised by millions of people).  The kernel driver is very very unlikely to be the problem.

All of the software provided by Arduino runs in user mode.  It is impossible for a user mode application to lock-up Windows in the way you've described.

My suspicion is one of the Lenovo utilities or kernel drivers.  The last time we had something similar happen the Lenovo "boot optimizer" went haywire rendering the laptop useless.  A boot to safe-mode then removing it solved the problem.

BlackLab1

I know this sound crazy but have you tired running Task Manager or Resource Monitor before you tried running the IDE?
Some times with Task Manager-> applications, you can gain control with the <end task>.
I had a problem with things hanging, and I used the <End Task> to gain control. My problem had to do with my desktop memory.
One of the Geek Squad pulled all my memory and cleaned the contacts on all of them, and put them back into my computer and that fixed my problem.
I really doubt that's your problem this time around, but the <End Task> might help.

kd7eir

Seeing as this is being reported on two different Lenovo laptops, I suspect a bad system-level driver common to Lenovo.  Perhaps try making sure that all the system-level drivers are up to date.  Pay particular attention to chipset/motherboard drivers.

James C4S


Seeing as this is being reported on two different Lenovo laptops, I suspect a bad system-level driver common to Lenovo. 


Or there is a common application that Lenovo is installing which polls, communicates, and/or corrupts serial ports.

I think the idea to run task manager while uploading is probably one of the best ones. 
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