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Cannot install USB/serial driver

Created Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:54:57 +0000 by Ernesto


Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:54:57 +0000

I am trying to building one of these barebones But I can't get the USB/Serial drivers installed correct. I have tried whith these drivers:

I have also tried the drivers that comes with the download of the IDE But I keep getting the message "Cannot start device code(10) when I look at the port in device manager.

I have tried both Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Any solutions/suggestions ?


Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:43:30 +0000

Is the device mentioned in Device Manager? What VID and PID is it reporting?


Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:59:03 +0000

Thanks for answering

Yes it is reported in Device Manager, but with a yellow warning.

It is reported as vid_0403&pid_a662


Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:02:39 +0000

Apparently error 10 is a generic "Something didn't work, but I don't know what" message.

My best guess is that maybe the clock isn't quite running at the right frequency - possibly you have the wrong capacitors for your crystal (the 36pF ones quoted there are specific to the crystal they have - check the load capacitance for your crystal), or maybe the breadboard is adding extra capacitance (breadboards are notorious for that). Also check all your voltages - make sure they are as close to 3.33V as possible (except Vcap which should be less).


Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:50:34 +0000

Thanks Majenko,

I got it working, it was a stupid mistake by myself, I had the D+ and D- wires swapped :oops:

I use 22pF caps on the x-tal (just as my breadbooard Arduino's)

And finally I decided to move the whole thing to a Strip-board, I had to many problems with loose connections on my breadboard.