Atmel Studio stopped seeing AVR Dragon; possibly Win 10 update related

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Just had this problem appear on my Win10 laptop (relatively new HP). Worked on Oct 11, not today (Oct 15). How do I find if an OS update occurred?

 

AVRDragon shows in the OS as an attached device, but not visible in AS6.2.

 

Jim

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net

Last Edited: Thu. Oct 15, 2015 - 06:19 PM
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Has anybody tried the new version of Atmel studio 7 (build 594)  on windows 10 x64?

 

And if , did it fix anybodies issues with tools not showing ?

 

It didn't work with my STK600 tool.

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My Windows 10 notebook also does not see AVRDragon or ice tool too.
Since I use Avrstudio in another machine for development , my need is to have just a tool for quick field programming with my notebook. Avrdude has a compilation for Windows. But I cannot use AVRDragon with usb. Running a virtual machine to use avr dude is really not comfortable. And the machine looses a lot of space for a Linux distribution. I really want to run avr dude in an old windows xp netbook. But could not run avr dude on that machine with USB port. And that netbook does not have resources to use a virtual machine.

Marco Aurélio

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Atmel answered my technical request :

 

We are working on this issue as it has been reported by some others as well. We are going to release a fix with 
"AtmelStudio 7" with windows 10 as soon as possible. 

In the meantime, we request you to try the workaround mentioned at this linkhttps://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/atmel-studio-stopped-seeing-avr-dragon-possibly-win-10-update-related and let us know if any updates. 

As specified in the link mentioned before, Workaround is to use the libusb0 driver to connect to the tool. Use Zadig from http://zadig.akeo.ie/ or libusb-win32 fromhttp://sourceforge.net/projects/libusb-win32/files/libusb-win32-releases/1.2.6.0/ to change the driver to libusb0, and the tool should appear in Atmel Studio as normal. This has helped so many customers this is for your information only. 
 

I still did not tested with AVR Studio7 on my Windows 10 notebook. But tested the libusb-win32 driver with AVRDude 6.1. It works perfectly. That one of my issues, could not run AVRDude for windows with a USB programming tool. One may download AVRDude latest version 6.1 from savannah avrdude-6.1-mingw32.zip and run it with the USB driver  libusb-win32 . To install created .inf file need to allow windows to install non signed drivers as described at  http://www.howtogeek.com/167723/...

Marco Aurélio

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Same story here. AVRDragon inexplicably not seen by Atmel Studio all at once. Installed libusb-win32-devel-filter-1.2.6.0.exe, added AVRDragon to the filter and -> problem solved.

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So, we have finally got Atmel Studio 7.0.634 out: https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/a...

 

See points about Jungo there :) 

:: Morten

 

(yes, I work for Atmel, yes, I do this in my spare time, now stop sending PMs)

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Thanks for nailing down a production solution. This kind of problem isn't easy.

 

Dana  K6JQ

Dana  K6JQ

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I had the same problem with Windows 10 and Atmel Studio 7.
The avr dragon was not recognized anymore by the Atmel Studio.

 

what I did:

 

1. uninstall Atmel Studio and Jungo driver
2. delete the folder that was created when Atmel Studio was installed (C:\Program Files (x86)\Atmel)
   and also delete the default folder for the Atmel projects
3. Download CCleaner and run it
4. open the registry ->(Win + R) and type regedit
5. delete in the registry under HKEY_CURRENT_USER->SOFTWARE the Atmel folder
6. restart Windows
7. install Atmel Studio with the Jungo driver again

 

Then the avr dragon should be recognized again by the Atmel Studio!

 

Tobias

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This is obviously a HUGE PROBLEM, affecting a LOT of AVR users.  This problem will continue to grow even more as more people update to Windows 10.  A solution is desperately needed, this will  not go away, it will get WORSE.    Most people come to this forum through a search engine, and read, but never post.   For every post you see, you can expect there are many more people with this problem that just leave, and you never hear about it.... I have had the SAME THING happen twice now. 

 

AVRISP stopped working in Windows 10 after an automatic update after using it successfully for over a month.   The first time this happened, I tried everything, and out of frustration, I reinstalled Windows 10, and it worked again perfectly for just over a month.  Today I start up AVR Studio 4, and the same exact problem again, AVRSIP is not recognized anymore by AVR Studio 4.   The AVRSISP is recognized by the computer, and shows active in the device list, but it will not work in AVR Studio.

 

From reading this forum, this problem obviously affects other devices also.   In the months of this thread being active, I see a lot of different things tried, but I am still left not knowing exactly what to do.  I downloaded libusb-win32-devel-filter-1.2.6.0.exe but there are a lot of different things in there, and I have no idea what to do with it.

 

HOW DO I SOLVE THIS ????    If anyone has the latest COMPLETE instructions, it would help a LOT of people that come here looking for solutions, I sure would appreciate it also !!!

 

Mike

Last Edited: Thu. Nov 19, 2015 - 11:57 AM
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Download Atmel Studio 7.0.634 as stated above. It contains fixes for this (no need to shout).

:: Morten

 

(yes, I work for Atmel, yes, I do this in my spare time, now stop sending PMs)

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THANK YOU meolsen !!!!!!!!!!!!    The new Version 7.0.634 program worked.   Sorry I shouted again  ;)

 

Mike

Last Edited: Fri. Nov 20, 2015 - 12:18 PM
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Had this problem too and I am relieved that 7.0.634 finally solved it !  The earlier  7.x.xxx should really be grayed out and marked with BUG: programmer not supported for all win updates.  My problems started with 6.1 and 6.2 and then trying version 7 showed same disaster and  for a month or two I had ONE single old computer running XP that worked on a 6.x version. Then  the programmer died there too, probably due to a windows update, so I was really stuck until I saw this thread and eventually jumped to the bottom !

Thanks !

 

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Well, I'm using the latest version of AS7 (7.0.943 to be precise) and I STILL can't get it to see either my AVRISP MkII (genuine) OR my AVR Dragon (genuine).  I've tried everything in this thread and more and the damned thing STILL won't see either of my programmers even though Win10 is seeing them and assigning them the correct drivers (version 12) when it initializes them.

 

Thankfully, I am NOT a professional programmer, so this sort of stupidity doesn't impact my bottom line, on my hobby.

 

At this point, I am trying to decide on going back to 6.2 (which was working fine on W10 before I decided to do a clean install of the OS and install the latest Atmel Studio, which had moved to AS7) and calling it done or installing Windows 7 on my VMware server and testing it that way.  The second solution would not be a long term solution as the server is in the server closet and NOT at my desktop.

 

Based on what I read, I did decide to do one more thing: I ordered an Atmel-ice.  Apparently, it uses a completely different USB stack, so MAYBE it will function properly with my computer.

 

I have to say, it makes me feel kind of STUPID to be spending another $60 with a company while fighting a battle to get the same companies product to actually work...

 

Clint

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RRRoamer wrote:

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I have to say, it makes me feel kind of STUPID to be spending another $60 with a company while fighting a battle to get the same companies product to actually work...

 

Which company has nothing to do with the work of another company who dramatically changed the operating system many times. At most, you can blame the company for being stubborn in her decision to continue development for the actual operating system.

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Thanks @toby81... uninstalling everything Atmel: app, directory, registry then reboot and reinstalling Atmel Studio 7.0 fresh did the trick for me!

 

https://www.avrfreaks.net/comment/1716141#comment-1716141

 

I realized that it was not just the Dragon that was not being recognized, but NO other debuggers seen; apparently cause after recent updates.

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I hope someone can help me out

 

Until yesterday (14 juli 2018) my AVR studio 4.19 with AVRdragon in ISP mode, functioned every day.

Today (15 juli 2018) suddenly the AVR dragon will not connect on my (relative new) labtop with Windows 10 home.

On my other computer with WIN7 all still works.

Probaby windows 10 updated something?, allthough I can not find any update from yesterday.

 

Today  I downloaded AVRstudio 7 (7.0.1931) , got it to work, but also here, the Dragon could not be connected.

I uninstalled 7.0 again (because I saw some major changes and I do not want to change over to 7.0 right now. 4.19 works fine for me.) 

I uninstalled Studio 4.19 and the jungo drivers, and tried to get it to work as it did the first time I installed it on this labtop (2 months ago)

I installed driver-atmel-bundle-7.0.888.exe ( on advice of your forum, thank you) and after that Studio 4.19 and NOT install the USB drivers.

This is how it worked before, but today the Dragon can not be connected

 

The Dragon board itself is OK, as I have 2 pcs. and both are working on my Windows 7 machine, and non now on my Win 10 labtop

Of course I have tried other USB ports and so on.

It seems to be a software issure.

Is there anyone who experience this problem also this week (when it is a Windows 10 update).

 

Other strange thing which could be related, is that Studio 4.19 started to program my application more or less from itself last week.

The programmer window was open (as always), and I was debugging the source, and suddenly my application was newly programmed.

This happened last week 4 or 5 times, and had never happened before.

I though I was accidently pressing a wrong key, but now I start to think that this coud be related.

 

NB in my application is the Mega32 chip, but I think that does not make any difference.

 

Is there anyone more clever than me, who could give a solution?

 

Further, Atmel is great !!!!!!!  but this problems sucks.

 

Thanks in advance

 

Emile

 

 

mr. Emile, programmer, but obviously not too clever :-)

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Gold64 wrote:
Probaby windows 10 updated something?, allthough I can not find any update from yesterday.
Current Windows 10 updates arrived 10-July'18

One has 10 days to rollback a Windows 10 build :

https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/another-win10-rant-frustration-part-2?page=2#comment-2467891

Gold64 wrote:
I installed driver-atmel-bundle-7.0.888.exe ( on advice of your forum, thank you) and after that Studio 4.19 and NOT install the USB drivers.
that may be this procedure :

https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/win10-drivers-avrisp-and-avr-studio-419#comment-2401961

 


https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows-10/release-information

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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Dear Raving,

thank you for replying, but I do nut understand your link.

Now I uninstalled all possible windows updates, except one.

Every time new updates were coming back, but now all is gone except one.

The KB4343669 is not possible to uninstall.

Also uninstalled AVR Studio 4.19 and the Atmel USB drivers.

reinstalled them, and still no success.

 

Is there a trick to uninstall KB4343669 ?

 

thanks 

Emile

mr. Emile, programmer, but obviously not too clever :-)

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Gold64 wrote:
... but I do nut understand your link.
roll-back to the previous build of Windows 10.

Microsoft

Microsoft Support

Recovery options in Windows 10

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12415/windows-10-recovery-options

(expand Restore from a system restore point)

Gold64 wrote:
The KB4343669 is not possible to uninstall.

Microsoft Support

Servicing stack update for Windows 10, version 1803: July 10, 2018

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4343669/servicing-stack-update-for-windows-10-version-1803-july-10-2018

A servicing stack update (SSU) must be installed before any Windows 10 update; some Windows 10 updates have an SSU.

Gold64 wrote:
Is there a trick to uninstall KB4343669 ?
roll-back the Windows 10 build.

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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Microsoft Docs

Servicing stack updates (Windows 10)

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/update/servicing-stack-updates

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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mmm, on this computer the protection was off and there was no restoring point made.

So rolling back is not possible.

I see that it is possible to start with a ''fresh'' windows.

Probably this will install windows complete new again.

But, do you know if it will install including latest updates, or without?

If it installs including the latest updates, also this KB4343669 will be installed again, so then still I have no result.

I don't mind having a clean computer again.

For this computer I only need Visual Studio and ATmel Studio4.19, which I can install again

All the rest may be deleted.

I think I will do this today. Deleting all unwanted junk can do no harm.

And still I am not sure if the Windows update causes the problem, or that perhaps something else was updated.

mr. Emile, programmer, but obviously not too clever :-)

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I have Win10-64 on my Desktop PC and Win7-32 on my old Laptop.

 

AS7 reports on my Win10-64:

Atmel Studio 7 (Version: 7.0.1931 - )
© 2015 Atmel Corp.
All rights reserved.


OS Version: Microsoft Windows NT 6.2.9200.0
Platform: Win32NT

My Dragon is recognised by AS7 and connects quite happily with a JTAG target ATmega324PA.   It has Firmware v7.27 which is up to date.

Apparently my Win10 is up to date too.

 

I have no idea what the AS7 reported OS version means.

The PC reports "Windows 10 Home" 64-bit

 

David.

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 FIXED !!         AVR Dragon runs again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

After two days of trying, finaly I have solved it.

Perhaps this can help more people.

 

After the Windows update from 11 july 2018, my AVR Dragon was unable to connect in AVR Studio 4.19

Uninstalling all Windows updates did not help. update KB4100403 could not be deleted.

 

Finaly I decided to start with a ""fresh"" Windows 10, the option there is in systemrecovery.

All junk what came with this new computer is then also deleted.

OK, I reinstalled Windows 10.

But, the KB4100403 update was (again) installed.

 

I installed driver-atmel-bundle-7.0.888.exe ( on advice of your forum, thank you) and after that Studio 4.19 and NOT install the USB drivers.

and guess what:  IT WORKED 

In AVR Studio 4.19 my Dragon is recognised and I was able to program my application with a Mega32 again.

Not only that, an other project in Visual Basic 6.0 which was very slow on this computer, improved speed now with 100%.

obviously this KB4100403 was not the cause of my problem

 

Fpr the next time I buy a new computer, I will start with reinstalling Windows and delete in this way all unwanted junk which comes with the new computer.

 

Hopely this can help others too

 

Emile

 

 

 

 

 

 

mr. Emile, programmer, but obviously not too clever :-)

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Gold64 wrote:
I see that it is possible to start with a ''fresh'' windows.

Probably this will install windows complete new again.

Microsoft has a 'reset your PC' function that re-installs Windows 10; otherwise, the PC's OEM typically has a procedure to re-install Windows 10 from an existing partition if the PC's mass storage is large enough.

Gold64 wrote:
But, do you know if it will install including latest updates, or without?
Without; to cease Windows updates on Windows 10 Home requires at least metered connections on Ethernet and Wi-Fi though there's a chance that a certain update may have to be manually blocked via wushowhide.

Gold64 wrote:
If it installs including the latest updates, also this KB4343669 will be installed again, so then still I have no result.
KB4343669 is the SSU for 2018-Jul-10 Windows 10 version 1803; am surprised that it's the cause of the issue.

KB4338819 is the 2018-Jul-10 Windows 10 version 1803 update.

Gold64 wrote:
And still I am not sure if the Windows update causes the problem, or that perhaps something else was updated.
fyi, early in Windows 10 version 1803, some instances of Atmel Studio 7 were FUBAR'd; the work-around was to roll-back to Windows 10 version 1709.

 


https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12415/windows-10-recovery-options (expand 'Reset your PC')

Computerworld

Make sure Windows Update is temporarily disabled, particularly on Win7

by Woody Leonhard

JUL 9, 2018

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3287912/microsoft-windows/make-sure-windows-update-is-temporarily-disabled-particularly-on-win7.html

...

Other Windows 10 users, including all Win10 Home owners, aren’t quite so lucky, but the general “metered connection” approach is detailed in Woody's Win10Tip: Block forced Windows updates.

...

wushowhide : 

Microsoft

Microsoft

Windows Support

How to temporarily prevent a Windows Update from reinstalling in Windows 10

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3183922/how-to-temporarily-prevent-a-windows-update-from-reinstalling-in-windo

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows-10/release-information

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4343669/servicing-stack-update-for-windows-10-version-1803-july-10-2018

via

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4338819/windows-10-update-kb4338819

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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Well done!

Gold64 wrote:
update KB4100403 could not be deleted.
https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/search.aspx?q=kb4100403

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows-10/release-information

Gold64 wrote:
obviously this KB4100403 was not the cause of my problem
Windows 10 version 1803 build 17134.81 is functional, build 17134.165 isn't functional wrt AVR Studio 4.19

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

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If this is about running AS4 then why not simply run Windows XP (or similar - maybe Win7) in a VM  and run it on top of that? The only involvement Win10 would then have is the raw USB "pass through" to the VM, all the driver support or whatever would "belong" to XP/7/...

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meanwhile my first Windows update is received, allthough I have set my WIFI on limited.

it is KB428435 .

I have it installed and all still works.

I will let Windows update my system until it stops working.

Now I know what to do.

If there is an update which causes this problem again, I will report it here.

 

Thank you for your posts

 

Emile

mr. Emile, programmer, but obviously not too clever :-)

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Gold64 wrote:
it is KB428435 .
Windows 10 version 1803 build 17134.112

Gold64 wrote:
I will let Windows update my system until it stops working.
Did you enable system restore points?

Microsoft

Windows Support

Recovery options in Windows 10

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12415/windows-10-recovery-options

(expand Restore from a system restore point)

...

Note

If you’re not seeing any restore points, it might be because system protection isn’t turned on. To check, go to the Control Panel, search for Recovery, and then select Recovery > Configure System Restore > Configure and make sure Turn on system protection is selected.

 


https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4284835/windows-10-update-kb4284835 (June 12, 2018)

 

Edit: typo

 

"Dare to be naïve." - Buckminster Fuller

Last Edited: Mon. Jul 16, 2018 - 08:53 PM
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Hi,

I still have the situation, that my Dragon is recognised on 1 Win 10 PC and not on the other. Both have the same Win 10 64 bit latest release. I cleaned all registry and all directories, but no luck. It works fine under Jungo. Hence, because I had cleaned all (hopefully) Atmel stuff, I searched in the direction of Win, to find the blocking part, and here in particular towards winusb, but no luck, again. All versions whrer identical on both computers.

However, during further investigations, I found a difference in ATMEL, which is almost impossible to see. Under ../studio/7.0/atbackend there are 2 versions of libusb0.dll.

They are different in Signature, length and content, BUT NOT IN VERSION!!

 

Could somebody explain this?

BTW, the version signed by ATMEL is on the computer which  works.

Since everything under ../studio/7.0/.. is installed by the Atmel installer, I would also appreciate if somebody could explain, how these different versions can appear, and confirm, which one is now really the good 1!

 

RGDS

hk

 

Hans K
using AVR for railway model applications. C language
Living in France

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