Uno can't be found in Labview/Wind.8, but runs Blink fine in Arduino env. window

Howdy, I am a beginning student of the Arduino and want to use it as my interface card in LabView. Problem is my simple LabView program (okay really a VI) that would allow a front panel user to toggle the led attached to pin 13 on the Uno board comes back with the error:

Error 5005 occurred at Unable to find Arduino. Please make sure the Arduino is connected to your system and that the Arduino drivers are installed.

The top level VI calls the Arduino INIT, which calls Arduino Auto Detect Arduino, which calls the VISA Find Resource function. These are the values that get fed to this Find Resource function:

VISA resource expression = ASRL?*::INSTR error in = no error

As mentioned in my title, the Arduino environment window runs the Blink sketch fine from the Basics folder of the examples included with the Arduino window. So, it seems this could be a LabView or Windows 8 problem as a fellow student running Windows 7 has no problem using my Arduino board on his laptop. Haven't seen anything on the web concerning this but could be wrong.

Any help would be gratefully received.

Thanks

Can you see your arduino as ports (COM & LPT) in the device manager? If not it may be that you didn't allow yet the operating system to install unsigned drivers. How to do this is very good described in German at http://code-bude.net/2012/11/17/windows-8-unsignierte-treiber-installieren/ If you can't understand German may be this can help you http://www.craftedge.com/tutorials/driver_install_windows8/driver_install_win8.html

Now, Why I found your question? I try to do the same with a Labview application working so far under Windows XP now on Windows 8. But I already get the error 1073807202 from the "VISA Find Resource" VI. Did you had a problem at this point?

rayjay100: As mentioned in my title, the Arduino environment window runs the Blink sketch fine from the Basics folder of the examples included with the Arduino window.

What do you mean by "runs"? The Arduino IDE doesn't run code. It compiles it and uploads it to the Arduino. Nothing "runs" from the IDE.

In order to connect with LabView, you must first upload the LabView firmware/sketch. http://www.labviewhacker.com/doku.php?id=libraries:lifa:how_it_works#arduino_firmware