ParVdm Service Defaults in Windows XP

Default Settings

Startup type: Automatic
Display name:ParVdm
Service name:ParVdm
Service type:kernel
Error control:ignore
Group:Extended base
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ParVdm

Default Behavior

ParVdm is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it is starting automatically along with the operating system. If the ParVdm fails to load or initialize, Windows XP start up proceeds without error messages, but information about the failure is being written into Event Log.


ParVdm depends on the Parport service.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of ParVdm

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which ParVdm depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt.

2. Copy the commands below, paste them into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config ParVdm start= auto
sc start ParVdm

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.