I tried your sugestion.Now I get an error message of avrdude, stk 500(); programmer is not responding. When I release the reset button I get several flashes from the L led the it goes back into the TX led on steady. THom,
The USB driver is not ready in time when you click on the upload button.
You are not releasing the Reset button in time.
Unplug the USB cable.
Hold down the Arduino Reset button.
Plug in the USB cable.
WAIT TEN SECONDS.
Click on the Upload button for a sketch.
When you see the "Binary sketch size:" message in the sketch window, release the Arduino reset button.