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    Has anybody had this problem.. I plugged a GPS mouse USB device into my car pc.. When windows boots up it actually finds the device as a mouse.. when this happens windows boots up and the cursor goes nuts all over the screen obviously because the GPS reciever is not a mouse.. Any ideas? Has anyone else had this issue.. The funny thing is when i reboot a 2nd or 3rd time it stops..

    I have been into safe mode and uninstalled thew device and then re-installed it as a GPS reciever.. It's strange..
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  • #2
    Follow the link in my signature to the FAQ Emporium. Check the "Beginner's guide to GPS" (number 4 under "Other").
    Originally posted by ghettocruzer
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    • #3
      Gaaaah! When I plug in my GPS to my serial port, my mouse starts running all over the screen, randomly clicking things!

      Your operating system has mistaken the GPS for a serial mouse. Disable the serial mouse.


      Ok... thanks.. But my GPS reciever is USB not serial.. Tell me how i can disable USB mouse? My Bios has nothing about usb mouse support. What if i want to run a usb mouse as well as a USB mouse reciever? The reciever isn't plugged into a HUB or anything else.. It's on its own port off the Motherboard.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by vxcarpc
        Gaaaah! When I plug in my GPS to my serial port, my mouse starts running all over the screen, randomly clicking things!

        Your operating system has mistaken the GPS for a serial mouse. Disable the serial mouse.


        Ok... thanks.. But my GPS reciever is USB not serial.. Tell me how i can disable USB mouse? My Bios has nothing about usb mouse support. What if i want to run a usb mouse as well as a USB mouse reciever? The reciever isn't plugged into a HUB or anything else.. It's on its own port off the Motherboard.

        What????

        The answer is a the empirium like bugbyte said so go
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        • #5
          Ok.. Well after sucesfully having my head bit off after reading the entire "emporium" section I might try a few things listed in there that it could be however still dosen't completely answer my question but anyhow thanks people.. I guess.
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          • #6
            Most GPS receivers that are USB are actually serial. By that, I mean that even though you plug it into the USB port, there is an application that bridges the input over to the serial port. If you had to select a com port for your USB GPS to work, then your GPS can be mistaken by your operating system as a serial mouse.

            If not, then I am curious as to the cause. If you find out what it is, please post the answer as I do not believe this is in the FAQ for USB GPS's. I've never heard of a USB GPS doing this.
            Originally posted by ghettocruzer
            I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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            • #7
              2 main things:

              1.Get the newest drivers for you reciver.
              2.check for conflicts in device manager.

              Edit:

              check this thread and see if you problem is the same:

              http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...usb+gps+serial
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              Originally posted by bgoodman
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              • #8
                h i do have latest drivers.. The strange thing is sometimes i could boot up and it will go nuts and hten i hit reboot after not changing anything and it comes up alright.. It's a bit touch and go.. I did try to find a mouse device but when it boots up ok there isn't anything.. only the GPS device.. I might have to boot into safe mode and check it out but thanks for your suggestions..
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                • #9
                  I'm still not clear about your GPS mouse. What brand is it? Does it use a serial to USB software bridge app or not?

                  Is it plugged in to a hub? When you say boot...do you mean resume from hiberate or start from scratch?
                  Originally posted by ghettocruzer
                  I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
                  Want to:
                  -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
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                  • #10
                    check your bios to see if there is a setting that will allow you to manually set the serial port's address (don't leave it in auto). Some bioses also have a setting to assign interrupts for USB ports / devices - make sure there are no conflicts. If set to auto and Windows boots, it might reassign confilicting resources to the devices / port - even if no serial mouse is actually plugged in
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