Arduino is nothing but an open-sourced microcontroller hardware board. Arduino consists of both hardware and software. It is very easy to use. It is mostly used by artists, makers, hobbyists, and scientists to make new objects. These microcontrollers have their own language known as ‘Arduino Language’ programmed by computer language C/C++. Arduino boards are not very costly. It only charges $50 (almost Rs. 4500). So anyone can purchase and use it.
It runs on many operating systems which is a huge plus point. It is also very easy to use for even beginners. Sometimes this controller board shows some small issues which are easily fixable. In this article, we are going to discuss how to fix the Arduino problem on Windows 11.
Solutions to the Arduino Problem on Windows 11
Here in this section, we are going to discuss some of the solutions to the Arduino problem on Windows 11. So, here will go:
1. Run IDE as Administrator
Arduino has its own IDE or Integrated Development Environment tool. Which allows us to start it. Sometimes it shows some errors. Thus the IDE couldn’t work.
To solve the problem, run the IDE as Administrator on your Windows 11 computer. To do that, simply search Arduino IDE, right-click the IDE, and choose Run as administrator from the menu.
If the problem is solved by following the method, you have to use this method every time you want to start the application.
Now if you want to set the application to always run with administrative privileges by following these steps:
Step1: Right-click the Arduino IDE shortcut and choose Properties from the menu.
Step 2: Go to the Compatibility tab and check Run this program as an administrator option. And apply the settings.
2. Manually Update the Arduino Drivers
After installing Arduino IDE and Connecting the Arduino device, if you are not able to use it. Then try to manually update the Arduino drivers on “Device Manager“.
You can either select “Search automatically for updated driver software” or “Browse my computer for driver software“.
This will help you to install the latest version of driver software for your Arduino device.
Note:- You can check our detailed guide on how to manually update drives on Windows 11.
3. Install the Necessary Certificates
If you can’t install Arduino drivers on your Windows 11 PC, you might have a problem with driver certificates. You can easily fix that by installing the necessary certificates on your PC. To do that, you need to follow these steps:
Step 1: Open Arduino > Drivers directory on your “C Drive“. Or else, you can visit this location C:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\drivers
Step 2: Locate the “arduino security catalog“, right-click on it, and choose Open.
Step 3: Now click on “View Signature” and then “View Certificate“, now click the “Install Certificate” button.
After the certificate is installed you should be able to install Arduino drivers without any problems.
4. Selected the Proper board
Sometimes the Arduino IDE doesn’t work if the proper board is not selected. You just need to select the right board to fix the problem.
To select the proper Arduino board and port click on Tools > Board > Arduino UNO is selected. For Port click on Tools > Port > and select the Arduino UNO Serials Ports. You will find your Arduino port name on “Device Manager“.
That’s it. This is how you can set up and use Arduino IDE on Windows 11. I hope this article was helpful to you. If you liked the article then you can share it with your friends.
5. Turn on/off Compatibility mode
Sometimes Arduino does not work because of some issues with its compatibility mode. To fix the problem you need to turn on/off its compatibility mode. To fix the problem you can follow the process:
Arduino IDE shortcut > right-click on Properties > Compatibility > Check Run this program in compatibility mode for > Apply > OK.
You have to notice that the option Run this program in compatibility mode isn’t checked. If it is checked, you have to uncheck it first.
6. Don’t Run Cygwin While Using Arduino
Arduino shows some problems running if Cygwin is running in the background while using Arduino. You can fix the problem by simply turning off Cygwin.
You might have to replace your cygwin.dll from the Arduino directory with a cygwin.dll from your Cygwin directory.
7. Check if Your Device is Working Properly
If the device is broken the Arduino board won’t work. Simply run the Arduino board on a different PC. If the same problem happens with other devices also, you should replace them as soon as possible.
The problems are not very serious to handle. Mostly uninstalling and reinstalling and downloading the security certificates can fix the Arduino problem on Windows 11. Hope this helped you to fix your Arduino problems on your Windows 11 computer.