I’m having an issue with COM ports on Windows 10 Pro. I want to reconnect my ESP8266 but the COM port is no longer showing.
A couple of days ago I started following the quick start guide and completed it without issue. The device was online in mdash. I came back to continue other tutorials today but now I can’t see the COM port in mos. I can only see COM1 and when i press ctrl+i to show device info, it doesn’t allow me. When I disconnect and reconnect the esp8266, I see no changes in COM ports (COM1 is the only option, doesn’t go when I disconnect either). I’ve changed the cable into three different USB slots and nothing is changing.
I went back to the quick start guide and followed steps again, but can’t get past step 3 which is USB-to-Serial drivers.I downloaded the CH43x drivers and CP210x drivers to see if they fixed it. (Just to add, nothing in my setup had changed from when it first worked).
I’m on Windows. it’s possible a Windows update occured which caused an issue, but I can’t be sure.
Has anyone got any suggestions for things I should look at?