FWIIW, I downloaded Arduino23 yesterday. Since then, I have not been able to download many sketches to a ATmega328, which worked OK with Arduino22.
The sketch compiles OK, seems to down load OK and at the time that it seems to be finished, I get the Windows Blue Screen.
I tried different
sketches ( very small into sketches seem to be ON)
PC seems to be working quite OK in other respects.
I have reverted back to Arduino0022 and all seems to be working OK again. (???)
Ah yes, I had forgotten that detail.
I have tried it on two Arduino Pro Atmega328 +5V 16Mhz. Uses MAX232 & USB to RS232 convertor, ( several types of convertor were tried in case I had a crook one) & an ArduinoMega1280 with on-board USB.
I have a feeling it is not board related. I have loaded about 20 sketches without incident since going back to V22
A look at the blue screen minidumps seems to suggest that ser2pl.sys is likely to be the cause, but a search for that file does not find it??.
Fair comment! I searched my drives rather than Google!
I will follow up that lead, but it talks about XP and I would have thought that I had the latest drivers since it is not an old PC. But you never know. It is very strange that with Arduino 22 I am having no problem (nor have I had since it was released), but then Windoze is a strange beast. I will report back my findings.
Thanks for the help!