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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# re: The Parallel port driver service failed to start – Hyper-V
Gravatar Thanks,worked perfect
Left by FHDE on 5/27/2012 2:40 PM
# re: The Parallel port driver service failed to start – Hyper-V
Gravatar Worked for me too..Thanks a lot..
Left by ADITYA JALAN on 9/10/2012 9:48 AM
# re: The Parallel port driver service failed to start – Hyper-V
Gravatar Thanks, had this problem after moving my VM from VirtualPC to Hyper-V.
Left by Andy on 1/3/2013 4:13 PM
# re: The Parallel port driver service failed to start – Hyper-V
Gravatar Great one! It worked but I wonder what driver was that. Probably will need to find proper solution in future instead of just disabling it.
Left by Muneeb on 2/18/2013 4:51 PM
# re: The Parallel port driver service failed to start – Hyper-V
Gravatar Awesome! Thanks a lot!
Left by Marcos on 4/16/2013 12:44 PM
# re: The Parallel port driver service failed to start – Hyper-V
Gravatar works like a charm, thanks a bunch
Left by Alex C on 6/12/2013 2:24 PM
# re: The Parallel port driver service failed to start – Hyper-V
Gravatar Thanks, worked for me too! My System Galaxy security software still won't run, but the startup error is gone.
Left by Michael A on 9/11/2013 8:46 AM
# re: The Parallel port driver service failed to start – Hyper-V
Gravatar Awesome! Thanks a lot!
Left by Jose L on 2/15/2015 12:29 AM
# re: The Parallel port driver service failed to start – Hyper-V
Gravatar Thanks for that. It's annoyed me but I never really looked until today. First page I got to!
Left by Sixpax on 4/23/2015 5:53 PM
# re: The Parallel port driver service failed to start – Hyper-V
Gravatar WOW! amazing and fast solution. microshaft wants us to modify the registry, i like your solution MUCH better. Thanks again.
Left by Ricky on 5/21/2016 2:26 PM

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