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    Question My GPS is not mouse

    Every time a reboot windows it detects my gps as a mouse, I remove the mouse from the device manager, and it comes right back on the next reboot.

    It's kind of fun to watch your gps move the pointer around and click and drag on random things around, but it's gets annoying fast.

    How do I resolve this? I know there have been trends on this in the past but I didnít find anything useful in my searchers.

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    I had the same problem when I installed Mouse remotes serial driver. You have to make sure that the serial mouse driver is totaly removed (find the driver files and delete them from c:\windows\system folder). Of course you'll have to use a ps/2 mouse.

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    I currently have that same problem...but mine has a serial touchscreen.

    SO...I unplug power to the gps while the computer boots, then plug the gps in.

    However normally I just put the computer in standby.

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    I have a touchpad type device hooked into mine that IS serial. So what I do is boot up with the gps turned off (unplugged from 12v) then once the computer boots up, I start up the gps and everybody is happy.

    Windows plug and pray is trying to install the gps as a mouse, If you disable plug and pray it might fix the problem.

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    It seems like there should be a better way....

    Is there a driver for GPS's? I know it will work without one, but it's just annoying to have windows find something it doesn't know and then assume it's a mouse.

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    Instead of deleting the serial mouse that it installs, disable it, then windows won't reinstall it

    click on the "disable this in all hardware configs" checkbox at the bottom (or something like that)

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    When you disable the mouse it will also disable the seral port, and the GPS doens't work.

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    I had the same problem. I fixed it by plugging a mouse into my ps2 port. I have a touch screen going to my serial port and gps. when the computer booted up the mouse pointer was going crazy. It would click on anything and move all over the screen. So I plugged a mouse into the ps2 port and took out the ball so it would not move when i hit a bump in the car. Now when I power the computer up there is no more problem. I hope this helps.

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    ok i plgged in a ps2 mouse and it didnt help at all, when i disable it, it disables the serial port. and the gps is near the trunk so removing power while the comp boots is really annoying. so the only solution i have left is removing plug nd play. how is this done? any other ideas on how to fix this problem? thanks,
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    Uh, this is not true... The same thing was happening with me. So I disabled the "serial trackball mouse" and it stopped and the gps reciever worked like a gem!


    Originally posted by ZipLock
    When you disable the mouse it will also disable the seral port, and the GPS doens't work.
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