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nmea - Windows XP problem

Discussion in 'Boat Electronics' started by Unfurled1, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. Unfurled1

    Unfurled1 Guest

    Windows will not start properly [cursor jumps around etc.] when GPS [garmin
    48 or garmin 120] is connected to the computer [tried two different laptops
    via DB9 serial port] with operating system Windows XP. This does not happen
    if the GPS is not set to nmea output [none/none or grmn/grmn] even if it is
    connected to the laptop while booting up. Any ideas? Is it a Win XP
    problem?
    Thanks,
    Dan
     
  2. Keith

    Keith Guest

    The easiest thing to do is turn on the GPS last. Win XP recognizes it's
    input as a serial mouse. Check out Nobeltec's site for a couple of other
    fixes involving disabling mice, etc.
    http://www.nobeltec.com/knowledgebase/kb20045.htm
    They also list a Microsoft fix.

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    Keith
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    OH NO! They've killed Kenny! The Bastards...
     
  3. When Microsoft produced the all-singiing all-dancing Win XP, they
    conveniently forgot about GPS. This could have been avoided by Bill Gates
    buying out Garmin and Magellan, but he was too busy looking at other
    aquisitions. There is indeed a fix on the Microsoft site, but an alternative
    fix is either to go back to Win98 or Win ME, or simply plug the GPS into the
    serial port after your GPS-linking programme has loaded.

    It's hard to believe Microsoft could have made so stupid and elementary a
    mistake as to believe that serial mice were still in use, and were the main
    things likely to be plugged into the serial port. Just shows they ain't
    infallible.
     
  4. When Microsoft produced the all-singiing all-dancing Win XP, they
    conveniently forgot about GPS. This could have been avoided by Bill Gates
    buying out Garmin and Magellan, but he was too busy looking at other
    aquisitions. There is indeed a fix on the Microsoft site, but an alternative
    fix is either to go back to Win98 or Win ME, or simply plug the GPS into the
    serial port after your GPS-linking programme has loaded.

    It's hard to believe Microsoft could have made so stupid and elementary a
    mistake as to believe that serial mice were still in use, and were the main
    things likely to be plugged into the serial port. Just shows they ain't
    infallible.
     
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