I have an Epson DM-D110 display pole connected to COM1. When Windows XP starts up and shuts down, a small bit of random character data is sent to the display pole. Some times it's the fish symbol, it varies from time to time. This wouldn't really be so much of a problem except that the next time I need to use it, all the text is offset from that point and the display no longer makes much sense.
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