Not in sync error

avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x00

I get this message after installing the necessary FTDI drivers and every effort that I've put on it has gone to waste.
What do I do ??

Next what you do is read the pinned posts at the top of the forum, these 3:

How to use this forum - please read.
Loop-Back Test Instructions
Please check the troubleshooting guide before posting here.

Lots of good info there. If you have a board you did not buy from the store, you may want to get out a magnifying glass and look at what USB-to-serial chip you have on your board, it will be the small rectangular or square chip close to the USB port. Get and install the driver for that chip.

I did the driver installation part as my pc didn't have FTDI drivers. But still this error keeps showing up.
Thank you for the advice