Hello guys am bit new to arduino and i want to use serial monitor and i keep getting "board at com1 is not available" error can some help me how to fix it thanksss

What operating system are you using?
What arduino board are you using?
What version IDE are you using?

You need to ask this question in the INSTALLATION and TROUBLESHOOTING section of the forum.


Are you successfully uploading programs to the Arduino ?
Which port do you have selected in the IDE ?

the port button on tool menu of ide is not clickable to select port and i am unable to perform serial communication

Have you installed the drivers?

@mwendavano, please do not cross-post. Threads merged.