I'm a new Arduino user with a Diecimila running under WinXP SP3 (two days ago it was SP2 and I upgraded to SP3 just in case that was the issue; no difference in the problem below):
I followed the installation instructions exactly, and my unit worked exactly as described -- the first time. I was watching out of curiosity as the software filled the subdirectories of Blink and Blink No Delay with a number of files.
The next run of Blink deleted all the files and put in just one file (a cpp file under applet), and won't do anything more. It still just blinks every second (the first routine).
The unit appears to be involved in transferring data (blinking tx/rx). The unit shows up, but after those first two successful runs, the software throws always this error:
avr-gcc: _spawnv: Permission denied avr-gcc: _spawnv: Permission denied Couldn't determine program size: C:\Program Files\Arduino\arduino-0011\hardware/tools/avr/bin/avr-size: 'C:\Program Files\Arduino\arduino-0011\examples\Digital\Blink\applet\Blink.hex': No such file avrdude: can't open input file C:\Program Files\Arduino\arduino-0011\examples\Digital\Blink\applet\Blink.hex: No such file or directory avrdude: write to file 'C:\Program Files\Arduino\arduino-0011\examples\Digital\Blink\applet\Blink.hex' failed
I'm running under an administrator account, and just in case I have removed the read-only condition from all the directories and files.
The reset button doesn't help. I've disconnected, rebooted, etc., several times. I've removed and reinstalled the Arduino software and drivers. I've tried other example routines. I changed the Blink routine's delay from 1000mS to 100mS and saved it as a new sketch, just in case it was working and the error was meaningless. No difference.
As a new user, I've done everything I'm able to so far. Any clues where to go next?