Starting and Stopping a driver

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Drivers' started by Nicolas Mugnier, Jul 31, 2003.

  1. Hi,

    NT4 had a panel to start and stop drivers without rebooting. Where can I
    find this panel in Win2000 ?
    It seems to no longer exist... so how can I do start and stop a driver now ?
    Nicolas Mugnier, Jul 31, 2003
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  2. Nicolas Mugnier

    Bob Binns Guest

    If it is a newer WDM driver, you can disable it with the
    device manager.

    Bob Binns, Jul 31, 2003
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  3. For PnP drivers, you can only Enable/Disable devices in Device Manager.
    Disabling the last device triggers the driver unload.

    For non-PnP drivers, use NET START and NET STOP - they are the same as in NT4.

    Maxim S. Shatskih, Jul 31, 2003
  4. Nicolas Mugnier

    Bill Hogue Guest

    When you have Device Manager open, click "Show Hidden Devices" on the view
    menu. Then a new class of devices will show up as "Non-Plug and Play
    Drivers". The familiar start and stop functions are in there for these type
    of drivers.
    Bill Hogue, Aug 3, 2003
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