Com Port plug
and play blocker worked for me - description below
What does it do?
The Stentec Plug
& Play Blocker can prevent Windows from detecting a GPS mouse as a 'Microsoft Ballpoint Mouse'. Because of this problem the mouse pointer in Windows can get out of control and seems to have a life of its own. This can be prevented by blocking the Plug and Play detection of the Com port on which the GPS mouse is connected. By using the Stentec Com Port Plug & Play Blocker this can easily be done.
How do I use it?
After starting the application you will be presented with a list containing all Com ports
on your system for which you can block the Plug and Play detection. Every line has a checkbox. If you want to block the Plug and Play detection of a port you check the checkbox, if you want to unblock it you simply clear the checkbox. By pressing the 'Apply' button the changes will be applied.
!!! Important !!!
You need to restart Windows for the changes to take effect.
Why aren't all my system's Com ports
Stentec Com Port Plug and Play Blocker can only block the Plug and Play detection of Com ports that are managed by Microsoft's 'Serenum' filter driver. This filter driver is responsible for searching and detecting devices connected to the Com port and it has the option to enable or disable the Plug and Play detection. Most motherboard Com ports and USB-To-Serial Com ports that use the Prolific PL2303 controller, including many USB GPS receivers
, are using this filter driver. By default, the application only shows the Com ports that are managed by this filter driver. By choosing the option 'Show all Com ports', all Com ports on your system will be shown. However, you cannot change the Plug and Play detection for these ports. Though, the problem hardly exists on ports using a different filter driver.