I’ve been struggling all day on what (should) be the most simple thing in the world. All I need is to install the correct driver for COM3 so that I can program my ESP-WROOM-32 controller through a micro usb port.
The problem: I install the software with no issues, but the new driver never shows up in Device Manager.
I do not understand what the problem is. I download this driver:
I unzip the files. I use the 64 bit installer (which is the correct one) and install it. I hit “next” a few times and then finish, and it tells me that everything has been installed. But then I go to device manager and see the same exact drivers for COM3 and COM4 as always. When I plug my controller in through the USB port it never picks it up, and when I try to upload a program I get this error:
Arduino: 1.8.9 (Windows 10), Board: “ESP32 Dev Module, Disabled, Default 4MB with spiffs (1.2MB APP/1.5MB SPIFFS), 240MHz (WiFi/BT), QIO, 80MHz, 4MB (32Mb), 921600, None”
Sketch uses 212252 bytes (16%) of program storage space. Maximum is 1310720 bytes.
Global variables use 15316 bytes (4%) of dynamic memory, leaving 312364 bytes for local variables. Maximum is 327680 bytes.
Serial port COM3
Traceback (most recent call last):
- File “esptool.py”, line 2959, in *
- File “esptool.py”, line 2952, in _main*
- File “esptool.py”, line 2653, in main*
- File “esptool.py”, line 460, in connect*
- File “esptool.py”, line 440, in _connect_attempt*
- File “esptool.py”, line 379, in sync*
- File “esptool.py”, line 322, in command*
- File “esptool.py”, line 285, in write*
- File “site-packages\serial\serialwin32.py”, line 323, in write*
serial.serialutil.SerialTimeoutException: Write timeout
Failed to execute script esptool
An error occurred while uploading the sketch
I’m fairly sure this is because the driver is telling me it is installed, but it really is not. I’ve installed drivers before and never had this problem, although this is a new computer for work. Any ideas?
Note: I have already tried restarting, shutting down etc…