continuing to be unable to use IDE over six weeks.

Arduino: 1.5.4 (Windows NT (unknown)), Board: "Arduino Uno"

C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Arduino\hardware\tools\avr\bin\avr-g++ -c -g -Os -w -fno-exceptions -ffunction-sections -fdata-sections -MMD -mmcu=atmega328p -DF_CPU=16000000L -DARDUINO=154 -DARDUINO_AVR_UNO -DARDUINO_ARCH_AVR -

IC:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Arduino\hardware\arduino\avr\cores\arduino -IC:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Arduino\hardware\arduino\avr\variants\standard C:\Users\Administrator\build6160253850849212403.tmp\BareMinimum.cpp -o C:\Users\Administrator\build6160253850849212403.tmp\BareMinimum.cpp.o

Please! Can some one please just tell me what I have to do ? I am not getting orange writing any more all is in white but it does not make sense to me.

I can still use [u][/u] to program my boards but as I am so close. With a confused computer which does not know if it is windows 8 or Toshiba windows 7 I have enough problems. what is DARDUINO_AVR_UNO_ARCH_AVR. I just want to make some pretty lights not program a computer to Mars. :grin:

Use 1.0.5 then. The 1.5.4 IDE is a Beta release, it says so on the release page.