I bought a fresh new Arduino Duemilanove a couple weeks ago and still could not get it working.
Aparently, the board seems fine, undamaged, and when I plug it on the PC, the PWR led goes on normally, although, the windows does not seem to recognize the board.
I read the getting started guide, and tried to get it work on two different PC's with no success at all, wich, on the first hand I had a windows XP 32bits that requires the driver as soon as I plug the board.
I then downloaded the 0022 software and followed the guide with no success, read the forums and initially I tried to define the search folder as the 'FTDI USB Drivers', then the hole 'drivers' folder.
Then I tried the older 0021 software, doing the same scans for the driver, and nothing.
Then I found on the forums an executable 'CDM20802_Setup.exe' driver installer for win XP 32bits. Tried it and nothing.
The PC wont recognize the board, and nothing is shown on the device manager wheni plug it.
I then moved on to a Dell Inspiron 14 Notebook, with windows 7 64bits.
When i plug the Arduino the leds go on normally, but the windows never recognize a new plug-n-play device, nor the lack of a driver, nor nothing.
I then looked up on the device manager for the com or usb ports, but for my surprise i couldnt find any (the device manager is different then on the other PC), I'm not an expert on informatics, and I couldnt find the Arduino there.
And since, apearently, the PC couldnt 'detect' the Arduino, I couldnt try to upload the driver.
I'm frustraded as I can't get it work for a week now.
Any help is appreciated, Thanks already.