"David Kerber" <ns_dkerber[ at ]ns_wraenviro.com> wrote in message
news:MPG.23bebe8aa3f075e29896a6[ at ]news.east.cox.net...
> We've got an XPe device that uses a PS-2 mouse during intial setup,
> connects to serial devices during operation. However, the PnP system
> sometimes (not always) appears to be detecting this device as a mouse,
> and popping up a notice about trying to install a serial mouse driver,
> which fails because it's logged on as a limited user, who doesn't have
> authority to install new hardware.
> How can I completely prevent XPe from trying to detect serial mice
> during startup and operation?
> I have already put /fastdetect in the boot.ini, which is supposed to
> prevent that during ntdetect, but I can't figure out how to stop PnP
> from detecting it during OS startup. /noserialmice doesn't seem help
> (and I didn't expect it to, since that's supposed to only do anything
> for NT)
In addition to setting the /fastdetect switch, we force Windows to skip
enumeration of serial devices on COM 1 & 2 through the registry by
setting the value "SkipEnumerations" to DWORD FFFFFFFF in the following
Hope this helps!
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