Sparrow Service Defaults in Windows XP

Default Settings

Startup type: Disabled
Display name:Sparrow
Service name:Sparrow
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:SCSI miniport
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Sparrow

Default Behavior

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


The following components depend on Sparrow:

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Sparrow

1. Run the Command Prompt.

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

sc stop Sparrow
sc config Sparrow start= disabled

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.