Sorry forget to mention that I am using windows 10 and I could not find an IDE for that so the error msg shows Windows 8.1
Is this happening after you click on the Verify button or in the Upload button? If this is happening with the Verify button, if you select another board, does it work?
Did you have any issues while installing the boards with the Boards Manager?
I use the same IDE on other Arduino boards and it is working fine.
This problem occurs while verifying and uploading both.
I did not face any problem while installing the board in the board manager.
Did you have previous versions of the Arduino IDE installed in your PC? Or is this the only one you have in your PC?
Which is the language you have set for your OS?
Are you running the Arduino IDE as administrator?
I am using IDE as administrator and i did have previous versions of IDE installed but I created a new for Arduino sketches as that is the advice I got from the intel forum.
I tried the blinky program today and still getting the same error.
Let's try the following:
1. Go to Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a program
2. Select the Arduino and click on the Uninstall button.
3. When the Uninstall process finished, go to C://Users/You/AppData/Roaming and delete the folder named Arduino15
4. Install again the Arduino IDE and the boards with the Boards Manager.
Let us know if you get improvements with this.
I did try the steps suggested by you. After doing that when I try to upload the blinky program I get the error given below and it gets stuck on compiling sketch:
Please suggest me what can be done about this and to remind you I am using windows 10 and hope is this is not the compatibility issue.
I checked the Arduino - ReleaseNotes. The r5 from 2015.08.28 has an update with:
* Fixed a but preventing upload on boards that do not supply VID/PID. See #3738
I think it is related to the error you were getting the last time, could you do again all the process of uninstalling the program and deleting the files and install again this latest version?
Also, as the error is related to Java, which Java version do you have in your PC?
Thanks a lot CM.... The problem was solved with the latest release of arduino