Hello everyone, sorry for the repost, though i am interested in a kind of different question, so hopefully you wont mind.
Like many people, i have encountered the error avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00
while trying to upload my code to the board (Arduino UNO). I tried reinstalling the drivers, switching cables, checking ports and boards, hitting restart, rebooting the pc etc.. When this problem first arose, all i had to do was to restart the pc, but now this doesn't seem to work anymore, ultimately i ran out of options, it doesn't even want to load the simplest examples like the blinking led without anything connected to it. I am running windows 7 64bit, and have an Arduino UNO.
However, i noticed that on my device manager, the ports are displayed quite strange, and i have a feeling that something might be wrong here. In the picture below, in the red rectangle, this is what comes up when i connect my Arduino to the pc (the communications port appears). If i am not mistaken, shouldn't it say something like USB serial port (COM#)
? Can the problem be here with the pc, and do you have any ideas how this could be fixed, because i have done quite a lot of browsing, and didn't find anything? Anyway, all help is welcome and i would be grateful, thanks.