I have two controllers, both use the ATmega103, both are programmed with the AVR ISP dongle using version 2.65 software. One has the reset pin connected to the dongle and works OK.
The other holds PEN low when connected to the programmer. I get sopratic flash verification errors. The problem is much greater when using a new Pentium III desktop machine than with an old 486 laptop. Does anyone have a solution?