I just installed the Arduino software on to my windows 7 computer to start working on a project. To familiarize myself with the software, I uploaded the basic “blink” example. When I upload the code to my device the error message:
“avrdude: ser_open device “\.\COM1”: The system cannot find the file specified.”
After that it tells me:
“Problem uploading to board. See http://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Troubleshooting#upload for suggestions.”
I went to that page and read all the way through their troubleshooting options. I see one option is to check that the proper port is selected in the Tools>Serial Port menu. For whatever reason I’m not able to click on the port option under ‘Tools’. I have tried restarting the IDE with the board connected and that still did not do anything. Can anyone offer advice on what I could try?