Direct Parallel (Raspti) Service Defaults in Windows XP

Direct Parallel.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Direct Parallel
Service name:Raspti
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Raspti

Default Behavior

Direct Parallel is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it won't start until the current user starts it. If the Direct Parallel fails to start, the technical information about the error is added to the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box should be displayed informing the user that the Raspti service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Direct Parallel

1. Run the Command Prompt.

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

sc config Raspti start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The Raspti service is using the raspti.sys file that is located in the C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows XP installation media.