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Parvdm - Windows Vista Service

VDM Parallel Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7, 8 and XP.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
Starter Automatic Automatic Automatic
Home Basic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Home Premium Automatic Automatic Automatic
Business Automatic Automatic Automatic
Ultimate 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

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

Dependencies

Parvdm will not start, if the Parallel port driver service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Parvdm

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreParvdmWindowsVista.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 to save changes.

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 Vista installation media.