Arduino UNO Blink function unable to load

Hello,

First time arduino user and i receive to follow error when trying to upload the blink function. Operating System: Windows 7 Arduino Uno Not able to upload to the board, board was connected to COM4 and was set to COM4 Downloaded recent arduino software and everything is up to date

Arduino: 1.6.1 (Windows 7), Board: "Arduino Uno"

Sketch uses 1,030 bytes (3%) of program storage space. Maximum is 32,256 bytes. Global variables use 9 bytes (0%) of dynamic memory, leaving 2,039 bytes for local variables. Maximum is 2,048 bytes. avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 1 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x80 avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 2 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x80 avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 3 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x80 avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 4 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x80 avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 5 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x80 avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 6 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x80 avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 7 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x80 avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 8 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x80 avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 9 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x80 avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt 10 of 10: not in sync: resp=0x80 Problem uploading to board. See http://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Troubleshooting#upload for suggestions. ** This report would have more information with** ** "Show verbose output during compilation"** ** enabled in File > Preferences.**

Thanks!

With the board unplugged what do you get under tools->port in the IDE? Then what with it plugged in?

If your UNO is an inexpensive copy it might have the wrong bootloader installed. Try Tools->Board->Arduino Duemilanove or Diecimila and Tools->Processor->ATmega328 to see if it has that older bootloader.