Parallel Port Driver Service Error

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Valentin, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. Valentin

    Valentin Guest

    I wish I could disable this Service but I can't find it.
    At every bootup I get this message in Event Viewer/Windows Logs/System:

    Error: Service Control Manager-Event ID 700
    "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."

    And also 2 Warnings:
    Warning: SpoolerWin32SPL - Service Control Manager - Event ID 4
    "The print spooler failed to reopen an existing printer connection because
    it could not read the configuration information from the registry key
    S-1-5-18\Printers\Connections. The print spooler could not open the registry
    key. This can occur if the registry key is corrupt or missing, or if the
    registry recently became unavailable".
    TThese messages appear on my notebook:
    Toshiba Satellite A205 Notebook
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T525 @ 1.50 GHz 1.50 GHz
    Memory (RAM): 2038 MB
    System type: 32-bit Operating System

    There are 3 Network printers associated with this notebook and all 3 perform
    normally:
    Samsung ML-2510 Series (USB printer on A-Computer)
    Canon i960 (USB printer on A-Computer)
    HP DeskJet 520 (USB printer on B-Computer)

    Any help on how to remove the error messages will be appreciated.
     
    Valentin, Mar 8, 2008
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  2. Hello,
    It sounds like the registry entry is corrupted.
    What is in on that registry entry?
    Ren Regedit
    Navigate to
    HKEY_Users\S-1-5-18\printers\connections
    Right click and choose to export as a txt file
    Open the txt file and post the output in the reply.
    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

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    |> I wish I could disable this Service but I can't find it.
    |> At every bootup I get this message in Event Viewer/Windows Logs/System:
    |>
    |> Error: Service Control Manager-Event ID 700
    |> "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."
    |>
    |> And also 2 Warnings:
    |> Warning: SpoolerWin32SPL - Service Control Manager - Event ID 4
    |> "The print spooler failed to reopen an existing printer connection
    because
    |> it could not read the configuration information from the registry key
    |> S-1-5-18\Printers\Connections. The print spooler could not open the
    registry
    |> key. This can occur if the registry key is corrupt or missing, or if the
    |> registry recently became unavailable".
    |> TThese messages appear on my notebook:
    |> Toshiba Satellite A205 Notebook
    |> Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T525 @ 1.50 GHz 1.50 GHz
    |> Memory (RAM): 2038 MB
    |> System type: 32-bit Operating System
    |>
    |> There are 3 Network printers associated with this notebook and all 3
    perform
    |> normally:
    |> Samsung ML-2510 Series (USB printer on A-Computer)
    |> Canon i960 (USB printer on A-Computer)
    |> HP DeskJet 520 (USB printer on B-Computer)
    |>
    |> Any help on how to remove the error messages will be appreciated.
    |>
    |>
    |>
    |>
    |>
    |>
     
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], Mar 9, 2008
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  3. Valentin

    Valentin Guest

    Hi Darrell,
    I'm afraid you're right: there _is_ something wrong in the Registry. Here's
    what I'm getting(no "connections" entry):
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Key Name: HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Printers
    Class Name: <NO CLASS>
    Last Write Time: 11/2/2006 - 9:04 AM

    Key Name: HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Printers\DevModePerUser
    Class Name: <NO CLASS>
    Last Write Time: 11/2/2006 - 9:04 AM
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    The interesting part about it is that even the second 'wireless' notebook
    (#2) on the home network has the same entry, even though I didn't dare make
    any changes in it.
    I did screw around with notebook's #1 registry to the point where it became
    necessary to use the recovery CD to start from scratch. This is why I was
    unpleasantly surprised that I'm still having the same error messages as
    before the reformat.
    Originally I was blaming my problems on the fact that I have installed
    Samsung printer program (later uninstalled), but now?
    This raises one important theoretical question: can the computer "A" where
    the USB Samsung printer is attached, actually change Registry values on
    wireless notebooks?
     
    Valentin, Mar 9, 2008
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