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Hi !
I have recentley ordered the Arduino Duemilanove USB board.  8-)
Waiting for it to arrive I downloaded the Arduino Deveoper software and I emediatley run into problems. :'(
When trying to start "arduino.exe" it caused Windows XP to hang.
After lots of restarts I found out that arduino does not work when "PC Tools Firewall+ Ver. 5.0.0.37" is On.
If I Turn the firewall Off or end the "FirewallGUI.exe" process arduino will startup normally.
Has anyone else experienced the same problem ?

/Emil

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nope, sorry.  Can't imagine what PC Tools Firewall is getting upset about, unless it is monitoring USB ports or something.  Anything online about that firewall and USB?
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Tried to find some info about the USB on PC Tools website but without result.
So I uninstalled PC Tools Firewall and installed Comodo Firewall instead.
Comodo firewall is also free and it seems to get along with Arduino.

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What version of COMODO are you using?

I too just bought the board and anytime I compile my sketch, the .exe hangs and I have to end the process.

I have no idea what is causing the hang but I would like to rule out COMODO.
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That was to bad.
I have not received my card and have therefore not yet tried to compile
anything.
As soon as I have tried it I will let you know.

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Ok my Arduinio board has finally arrived and I have tested to
compile and upload the blink example to the board and all worked very well.
So the Comodo firewall works Ok at least for me.
I use version 3.8.64739.471 of Comodo.
Try to shut down one process at a time in the taskmanager and perhaps you can find out what causes your problem.

/Emil
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