I recently burned out the ATMEGA168-20PU on my Arduino Diecimila. I have purchased a new chip, and I am now trying to make a Parallel Programmer to burn the bootloader.
When I use the Arduino IDE's menu option "Burn Bootloader > W/Parallel Programmer," I get the following error.
avrdude: can't open device "giveio"
avrdude: failed to open parallel port "lpt1"
This suggests that I need to install giveio, which I am unable to do. I have spend hours researching this issue, and I have tried the installer on MIT's website, as well as others, and I cannot make them work. I have copied giveio.sys to "C:\Windows\System32\drivers", and I think that I have installed it, but I am unable to run it. Would someone be willing to walk me through the giveio installation process?