Arduino Pro Mini and Processing based editor issues.

Hello,

A bit of help please regarding two issues. I have an Arduino Pro Mini which returns unreadable text on the Serial Monitor. The baud rates are ok and uploading works. I've tested another identical board and it works fine. Is the board broken?

Code: void setup() { Serial.begin(57600); //I have the same rate for the Serial Monitor } void loop() { Serial.println("Test"); }

And the second issue; The Tools menu and Serial Monitor activate and start with around 30 seconds delay while the application hangs. I have Win7. Could be some USB problem?

Thank you.

What happens if you double/half the baud rate at the monitor, but keep the rate in the sketch the same?

It works, thanks. What am I missing? Sorry if it's a stupid question, I've just started working in this field.