Driver Installation Help


New Member
I recently got a picaxe 08M2 and a ftdi programming cable. I downloaded the VCP drivers from and ran the installer. As soon as I click install, my computer started lagging. I luckily had task manager open and checked it. Before I started the install, I had 100-200 processes running, about average. After clicking install i had 500+ and the number was rapidly growing. I scrolled down and 90% of the processes were driver installers. Nothing would respond, so I had to do a hard shutdown (hold power button). Has anybody encountered this problem? Is it my crappy 4 year old laptop? Please help.


Senior Member
Welcome to the PICAXE Forum.

Not quite sure what is going on there but which 'ftdi programming cable' do you have, which OS are you using and which driver did you install ?

We recommend our AXE027 USB download cable which is programmed differently to a standard FTDI cable, has a different VID/PID and has the serial signal polarity inverted.