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Freshly installed, double click on application, it starts, opens window then becomes unresponsive.  I am running Vista Home Premium (2007) with service pack 2
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Did you follow the instruction on this page?

http://arduino.cc/en/Guide/Windows
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No, not originally.  But go figure, open source software that stalls because a driver isn't installed.  Joys of open source.

So, I went to the web site and followed the instructions. Started the application and viola.  It stalls/hangs when I click tools menu.

In fact, what it did was the tools menu header stayed selected for about 3 minutes, then the application drew the canvas backdrop for the menu but no items,  stayed like that for 5 minutes then the application came back.  

I had a mega connected.  I didn't bother trying with my Blackwidow.

Why does it take so long to open a file?
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A file?  You described a problem with the Tools menu.  Is opening a file slow or opening the Tools menu?
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Both.  Files eventually open.  I was able to successfully compile and run the Blink example in the end.  But the files take minutes to open.

The Tools menu is never drawn.  If I click it the application hangs for about 6-8 minutes.

Also there appeared error messages about contention on the usb-serial port.  No apparent reason here, although I opened a second window with another demo program while (I think) I was downloading the blink example.

There isn't any obvious progress while bombing the card that I could find.   I was surprised, in the end, when the led started blinking because everything was so slow and the software was not statusing any activity - so I thought it was just hanging again.

This is all a bit frustrating as I have a quadcopter shield that I wanted to buz out on the mega before trying to integrate it on the Blackwidow and the slowness and apparent lack of debug or status will make things really painful.
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Anything Bluetooth on the computer?  Software?  Bluetooth dongle?
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On which computer?  Not on the mega.  I had a usb wireless mouse running on my laptop but had to take it out anyway as the dang thing is double/triple clicking by its self lol

So I will take out the wireless moused, turn of the laptop blue tooth, cant see why that would interfere though.
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Well I will be hornswoggled.  Took out usb blue tooth mouse, turned off laptop bluetooth and viola, it works, and I can even get to the tools menu.

Why on earth would they interfere??

So, the only other question is which board do I select since the Blackwidow is not in list?
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Depends on which bluetooth software/drivers you were using. The bluesoliel stuff is sh*t.
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