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    Newbie dzerbe's Avatar
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    Rand Mcnally

    i found a little tidbit to possibly fix this Problem..

    enter Regedit

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\sermouse

    New DWORD Value

    Value Name " Start "
    Value data " 4 "
    Base Hexadecimal

    I hope it works for all of you as it did me.

    I dont use a Touch Screen, so i dont know if it will cause a problem with that.

    Have Fun..

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    Wow, a solution to the problem arrives 1 yr later

    What OS did you try this on?

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    if my previos fix dosent work, On 2000 try this one...

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;283063

    If microsoft pulls a Microsft and pulls the link, here are the Details.

    Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe). To do this, click Start, click Run, type regedt32 in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
    For instructions on how to identify the Enumerator, DeviceID, and InstanceID for your COM Port refer to the URL Abive..
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\E numerator\DeviceID\InstanceID\Device Parameters

    Note that there is one InstanceID for each port.
    On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:
    Value Name: SkipEnumerations
    Data Type: REG_DWORD
    Radix: Hexidecimal
    Value: 0 through FFFFFFFE

    Note that a value of zero (0) disables the feature and device detection can resume. Each time that Plug and Play does an enumeration, it counts down one, and when it counts down to zero, it re-enumerates the hardware and then starts counting down again from the registry value. When you reboot the computer, Plug and Play starts the count again at the value that you typed.
    Quit Registry Editor.

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    This is really quite random, but looking for something completely unrelated (switch options in the boot.ini file), I found something that could be quite useful in reguards to this thread. If you add the following switch to your boot.ini (c:\boot.ini) for Win2k, and I'd assume WinXP, it will disable serial mice.

    /NOSERIALMICE=[COMx | COMx,y,z...] Disables serial mouse detection of the specified COM port(s). Use this switch if you have a component other than a mouse attached to a serial port during the startup sequence. If you use /NOSERIALMICE without specifying a COM port, serial mouse detection is disabled on all COM ports. See Microsoft KB Article Q131976 for more information.
    -Nick

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    Super, Much disappointment

    it's picking it up as a Serial mouse, go and disable it, and continue working like it didn't even happen....
    What I did, I turned the computer on...the mouse was going crazy....I unhooked the GPS, while the comp was still on...went to device manager, and then disabled it....
    haven't had a prob since....let us know how it works for you!
    If you do a SEARCH you will notice that a lot of people have had the same problem, and found that this solution works!

    and here is the
    link


    Oh by the way...I just saw the DATE...I'm sorry....
    BossTone74

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    Yeah fella, I did that. Sometimes it still managed to un-disable itself upon bootup though. Since I use standby, the problem is more rare, since I reboot less, and rebooting is the only time there is a possibility of the problem reoccuring.

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    i just got my rand mcnally gps antenna too and it started jumping all over the place. Simply disabled the "serial mouse" and it was fine.

    surprisingly I got a strong connection within 30 seconds. not bad at all..
    Mine needs to be updated.

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