Hi all. I'm a beginner and I'm having some issues. I've been working through the axon getting started tutorial, and I'm getting stuck at running FBOOT17.exe to get my code onto the chip.
When I run FBOOT17.exe, I get a popup message that says "The system cannot open COM3 port requested by the application - Close or Ignore"
I am running Windows XP service pack 3. I know it's recommended to downgrade to Service Pack 2 when using FBOOT17.exe, but this is all I have available for the time.
I'm wondering if I am missing something simple, so I'll write out the steps I do to run it.
I have verified that the USB cable is connected to both the PC and my axon microcontroller, and I've checked my hardware manager to make sure that I am in fact using COM3.. The axon microcontroller is off to start. The name of my app is "TS". Once I navigate the projects directory, I execute:
$ FBOOT17.exe -b115200 -c3 -pTS.hex -vTS.hex
I then get a spinning pipe. Sometimes, (like 1 in 25) I'll turn on the axon microcontroller and everything will work. Usually what happens is I get that popup message before I can even turn the microcontroller on.
Is there an additional step that I am missing that will make this work consistently? Or am I doing something wrong all together?
Any help would be appreciated. Even if it is just a link to somewhere else I can ask this question.