Simbad Service Defaults in Windows XP

Default Settings

Startup type: Disabled
Display name:Simbad
Service name:Simbad
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Simbad

Default Behavior

Simbad is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it is disabled and isn't loading or starting. If the Simbad 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 Simbad service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Simbad

1. Run the Command Prompt.

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

sc stop Simbad
sc config Simbad start= disabled

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.