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Parvdm - Windows 8 Service

VDM Parallel Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
Core Automatic Automatic Automatic
Pro Automatic Automatic Automatic
Enterprise Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Parvdm
Service name:Parvdm
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\System32\drivers\parvdm.sys
Error control:ignore
Group:Extended Base

Default Behavior

The Parvdm service is a kernel mode driver. If Parvdm fails to load or initialize, Windows 8 start up proceeds. No warning is displayed, but the error is recorded into the Event Log.

Dependencies

Parvdm won't start, if the Parallel port driver service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Parvdm

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreParvdmWindows8.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

Note. Make sure that the parvdm.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.