Hi all, i recently got a (reference to company selling counterfeit product removed by moderator) mega 2560 to use as an led controller for my marine aquarium, this is my first attempt at using an arduino and i have a problem.
Anytime i try to verify code i keep getting the following error message displayed in the dialogue box, the first time i encountered it was attempting to upload the sketch for the touchscreen lcd that came with the board.
E:\Arduino\hardware\tools\avr\bin\avr-ar: malloc.c.o: No such file or directory
this happens with any sketch ive tried to verify, even the ones included with the main arduino program
i have checked in the folder and the avr-ar application is there, is it possible its corrupt or missing something? cant find any similar problems on google or forum searches and was wondering if anyone else has encountered this before
my pc runs windows 7 64-bit and i have version 1.0.5 of the arduino software which is run in compatibility mode for windows 2000, i should also add that the arduino board is detected correctly on com port 1 and drivers etc are installed. the error message displays regardless of whether the board is connected or not.
sorry if this is in the wrong section but given the board shows correctly my gut feelin is its software related....or just me being a total newbie :D
any help or advice greatly appreciated, Stephen