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Thread: winxp thinks my USB GPS receiver as mouse after cold boot (start up)

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    If you want to fix it for good, search for sermouse.sys (in the windows dir) and rename it to something else (sermouse.sys.bak)

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    Quote Originally Posted by aoLhaTer
    If you want to fix it for good, search for sermouse.sys (in the windows dir) and rename it to something else (sermouse.sys.bak)
    Will I still be able to use the mouse? (USB mouse in the car and PS2 when I take it inside) - Thanks.
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    I did what aoLhaTer suggested and renamed the serial mouse driver file. No more jumping mouse (at least as far as I could tell) and everything works just fine. What is funny is that my carputer booted right up with no problems. Usually I have to push the restart button a few times to get it going....
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    sermouse.sys is the driver for..you guessed it, a serial mouse. USB and PS2 mice shouldnt be effected

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    Okay....It did not work...When I started the computer this morning the jumping mouse was back again. I checked the "semouse.sys" which I had renamed and it turned out that the XP had automatically reinstalled it for me! I guess there was no point renaming it again if XP was going to reinstall it.

    So I went into the registery to check on the fix that I had applied before (see above post by ret). I noticed that fix had also been changed back to its original (last number had become 3 instead of 4). Probably it had happened when I removed the craputer to install the XM radio. So I again changed the last digit from 3 to 4.

    It now seems to be working again as I rebooted and the jumping mouse was gone. We shall see if that fix will hold when I start the carputer on the way home tonight.
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    I think you can disable the auto restore so it doesn't restore the files, but don't ask me how!

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    Several boots and still no jumping mouse. My guess is that because of the change in the PC configuration, windows must have reset the registry when I took it out of the car. After I applied the registry fix again, it looks like it is permanently fixed. I just have to remember to do it every time I take the computer out of the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ret
    REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\sermouse]
    "Start"=dword:00000004



    there should be no blank between Servic and es!!!!
    So did you just put a space in the name "services" or did you change the value to 4?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LinuxRacr
    So did you just put a space in the name "services" or did you change the value to 4?
    No space. Just change the value to 4 Mine is working fine ever since.
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    Yup, that's what I did. No more issues!!
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