XP hardware autoplay (detection) problem?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ttron, Mar 18, 2003.

  1. ttron

    ttron Guest

    I have a piece of hardware that connection to a COM/Serial port that constantly sending data to the port(into the computer). There is a driver for this and it work find in all Windows OS except XP.

    With XP,when I boot the system with my hardware on, XP detect something active at the port then auto do a "New Hardware Found" and install a serial mouse driver for it and the the driver I had for it is not working because my hardware is already assign to the mouse. However if I first boot XP then turn on my hardware then it is OK - everything working as in any other OS. That's my driver work and the hardware work.

    Please explain how i can disable this XP autoplay(detection) feature for this particular serial com port(my hardware)?

    Thanh Truong
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Welcome to the forums ttron. :) You could try turning off plug & play in the bios. If it doesn't work just turn it back on.