- Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:58 pm
Tried to format. The Flasher's Format option starts then crashes the (Flasher) program: "esptool.exe has stopped working"
I'll try the serial again but I seem to recall getting one blue LED blink and then a few garbage characters.
Tried format again. same crash. Restarted the Flasher and reflashed Basic (just in case it got corrupted by the failed format).
Tried a terminal again, at 9600bps I get a few garbage characters, different each reset.
No WiFi SSID that I can see either.
You say "espXXXXXXXXX" is the "esp" lowercase? The X's are the MAC? Well in any case it shouldn't be a hidden/non-broadcast SSID right?
I've read some people saying that the PC USB hub might not supply enough power. Enough to flash but not normal runs. Seems like a bizarre concept to me but I suppose it could be true. I think it was some MicroPython site making that claim.
I can believe that a format is needed but since the tool crashes... I suppose I might look for another formatter utility for ESP8266s. Most seem to want you to install a kitchen sink of extra junk (libraries, scripting engines, etc.).
Thanks for any suggestions you might have though!