XM Direct + Serial = Mouse?
Ok, this appears to be a common problem but none of the "fixes" I found while searching here seem to help me. Basically my XM Direct is hooked to my com1 serial port. When the system boots it sees it as a "microsoft serial mouse" and automatically instals the driver for this thus messing up the XM communication. So if I go into the device manager and uninstall the mouse the XM works perfect, until I reboot of course and go through the cycle again.
Through searching I found most people say they just "disabled" it and it was fine after that. Well I tried disabling the serial mouse in the device manager and the XM still didn't work. So I tried disabling the serial port but of course that didn't work. Is there a generic driver I can install for the XM Direct that will stop XP from trying to install it automatically at boot and keep the XM Direct happy?