[aprssig] Re: Serial port to USB question

Gregg Wonderly gregg at wonderly.org
Fri Sep 23 11:11:52 CDT 2005

Ray McKnight wrote:
> If you delete the driver from the system I don't see how it could possibly
> "keep coming back".  Have you tried that?  That is, of course, as long as
> the driver isn't shared by something else that's needed...
> You will also possibly be susceptible to reinstallation of the driver
> from web updates.
>     ----- Original Message -----
>     *From:* wb4trz at juno.com <mailto:wb4trz at juno.com>
>     *To:* aprssig at lists.tapr.org <mailto:aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
>     *Sent:* Thursday, September 22, 2005 21:54
>     *Subject:* [aprssig] Re: Serial port to USB question
>     I know this subject come up for time to time but I have not read all
>     the posts so I may have missed the question and answer.  My question
>     is is there a way to permanently and forevermore kill dead Microsoft
>     Serial BallPoint pointing device. (Windows XP)  I would have very
>     little problems with any of the Serial to USB dongles if I could
>     just keep XP at bay.  I of course disable it in the device manager 
>     but when I least expect it, it comes back.  A real pain in the a$$. 
>     I would be a real happy camper if it were completely gone. Thanks

Roger, one of the issues with USB devices is that you can plug them into 
multiple ports, and each one of those ports is unique, and thus the OS has to 
allow you to have multiples of any USB device.  You may be experiencing the 
problems that ensue when you've plugged your serial converter into another port, 
or into a hub recently attached to one of your USB ports.

I've started using specific ports for specific devices to help keep myself from 
fighting with this issue.

Gregg Wonderly

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