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Serial Device Enumeration - boot.ini /FASTDETECT

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  1. mizzfit

    mizzfit Thread Starter

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    Hello All,

    I have run into an interesting problem. Currently I have data coming from a device connected to my serial port. The problem that I have is that Windows XP see's the data as a Serial mouse and then my system is unusable until I have stopped the data. That being said, I checked with Microsoft and they claim that /FASTDETECT in the boot.ini file will disable any and all serial/parallel mouse enumeration. That is unfortunately not the case. We have also found that disabling a registry key/changing it will cause this device not to be detected as a serial (legacy device). However, this must be done manually or each time a new serial device is added to the system. Is there any way to permanantly disable all serial mouse enumerations with one method that will not come back when adding a new serial device to the system?

    Your help is greatly appreciated in this matter.

    Regards,
    Ryan
     
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  3. mizzfit

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    Thanks for the reply, unfortunately this is a very outdated command for Windows NT, but none the less, I tried this command yesterday with the /FASTDETECT which is supposed to resolve this issue. However neither command seem to do what they are intended for.

    Regards,
    Ryan
     
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    Thanks again for the reply, we have moved in another direction. We have decided to switch chipsets. Seems TI has a much better product than what we are using at this moment.
     
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