I've been using a arduino mega for some time and have had no problems thus far. Then I bought an Arduino 101 last week and have not been able to get it to load a sketch. The following is what I have attempted thus far.
First I plugged in my 101 thinking it would work just as quick and easy as the mega. The windows usb connect and disconnect sounded several times making me wonder what was going on, I'm still not positive that wasn't/isn't part of the problem. In the mean time I started the IDE, used the board manager and was able to select the 101 board and com port 11. I got the following error while trying to upload the blink sketch (at the time the IDE was version 1.6.7, but the error at the end was the same, I just didn't save it because I didn't think I was going to end here):
Arduino: 1.6.8 (Windows 7), Board: "Arduino/Genuino 101" Sketch uses 29,994 bytes (15%) of program storage space. Maximum is 196,608 bytes. C:\Users\Liz\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\Intel\tools\arduino101load\1.6.4+1.18/arduino101load/arduino101load C:\Users\Liz\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\Intel\tools\arduino101load\1.6.4+1.18/x86/bin C:\Users\Liz\AppData\Local\Temp\build9c9ef3bdfe2fccb480bc6e4bac749e41.tmp/Blink.ino.bin COM11 verbose Starting download script... Args to shell: [C:\Users\Liz\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages\Intel\tools\arduino101load\1.6.4+1.18/x86/bin C:\Users\Liz\AppData\Local\Temp\build9c9ef3bdfe2fccb480bc6e4bac749e41.tmp/Blink.ino.bin COM11 verbose] Serial Port: COM11 BIN FILE C:\Users\Liz\AppData\Local\Temp\build9c9ef3bdfe2fccb480bc6e4bac749e41.tmp/Blink.ino.bin Waiting for device... Waiting for device... Waiting for device... Waiting for device... Waiting for device... Flashing is taking longer than expected Try pressing MASTER_RESET button Waiting for device... Waiting for device... Waiting for device... Waiting for device... Waiting for device... ERROR: Device is not responding. Device is not responding, check the right serial port is selected or RESET the board right before exporting This report would have more information with "Show verbose output during compilation" option enabled in File -> Preferences.
Then I did exactly what it said and reset the board with the same result. I tried timing the reset to coincide with the upload start several times. I then scoured the internet looking for solutions, including the troubleshooting posts for the 101. I updated to the latest IDE, removed it completely, reinstalled it. I tried different usb cables, different usb ports, 2.0 and 3.0. I uninstalled and reinstalled the driver in the device manager. I'm sure I tried other things that I don't remember anymore.
When I plug in the 101, the usb connect sounds, and after 5 seconds it sounds a disconnect. When I master reset the board it does the same thing every time. The board still shows on the device manager even after the disconnect sound. When I uninstall the driver in the device manager and plug in the board, the connect sounds, installs the driver again, and it does not sound a disconnect (as if everything is going to be ok) until I try and upload a sketch, and then I get the error message again, always the same one.
I am at a complete loss. If anyone has any advice I would really appreciate it.