I haven't posted on here in a while but wanted to get back into AVR development again. today i attempted to plug in my STK500 and fire it up. To my disappointment :roll: i was hit with a bunch of probs. Heres what happened...
last time i was programming using my STK500, i had a different laptop, with win XP, now i have a new one with Vista. I also had a USB to serial converter for my lappy, however, i seem to have misplaced that. i went out and purchased a new one today. I installed AVR studio 4.13 and attempted to connect my STK to no avail. I cant get the STK500 to connect all the time, sometimes it does but its not working correctly, it says it cant find the programmer sometimes, then it told me i needed new firmware which was installing right up to the very end when it told me it had failed. i tried loading the stk500.ebn file back onto the stk which worked. But all up im having trouble figuring out the source of the problem. i have searched the forum quite extensively so please dont tell me to go search. any help would be great. let me know if more info is required