[time-nuts] Thunderbolt and Windows XP

Richard W. Solomon w1ksz at earthlink.net
Sun Jun 15 20:29:55 EDT 2008

..."That's another fine mess you got us into Bill"... .

In my case, I have some old Compaq 486's that run WIN98SE that I use
to program commercial gear. No problems running Tboltmon with them
and it doesn't tie up my main computer.

73, Dick, W1KSZ

-----Original Message-----
>From: "Stan, W1LE" <stanw1le at verizon.net>
>Sent: Jun 15, 2008 3:59 PM
>To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement <time-nuts at febo.com>
>Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Thunderbolt and Windows XP
>I added a serial switch box. I boot up when the T'bolt serial is 
>switched off
>and turn on the serial connection with the switch box to do t'bolt mon.
>Stan, W1LE    FN41sr   Cape Cod
>David C. Partridge wrote:
>> Windows XP gets mighty confused by a TB connected to a serial port and
>> installs the MS Ball-Point Mouse driver and tries to interpret the packet
>> from the TB as mouse commands - just go into device manager and disable the
>> MS Ball-Point Mouse!
>> The TB also confuses the heck out of Acronis bootable utilities - they also
>> see it as a rodent.   I now unplug the serial cable to the TB when I need to
>> use these.
>> Thought this information might help someone.
>> Cheers
>> Dave
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