- 23 Jan 2005
I am trying to connect my Garmin Etrex to my laptop via a USB serial adapter so I can use chart plotting software. Every time I connect the Etrex the laptop becomes highly unstable and crashes completely in a matter of seconds. I have been told the laptop thinks thinks the Etrex is a microsoft ball point mouse and I should disable that. Every time I try that the laptop freezes. HELP!