May 2009 Blog Posts
The Parallel port driver service failed to start – Hyper-V

imageI migrated Bit Armory's servers from Virtual Server 2005 R2 to Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V and ran into a lot of friction.

Anyway, the migrated servers had annoying errors from the Service Control Manager saying:

Event Type:    Error
Event Source:    Service Control Manager
Event Category:    None
Event ID:    7000
Description:
The Parallel port driver service failed to start due to the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

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The problem can easily be solved by disabling the "Parvdm" device & driver service.  Open Device Manager, Check "Show hidden devices", find "Parvdm" in "Non-Plug and Play Drivers".

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Then all should be well. Again, just more friction from Microsoft.  They really need to test this stuff. confused0072.gif

Hope that helps,
Brian Chavez

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