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Direct Parallel Link Driver - Windows XP Service

Direct Parallel Link Driver.

This service exists in Windows XP only.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
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Default Properties

Display name:Direct Parallel Link Driver
Service name:Ptilink
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS\ptilink.sys
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The Direct Parallel Link Driver service is a kernel driver. If the Direct Parallel Link Driver fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Ptilink service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Direct Parallel Link Driver

Automated Restore

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

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

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the ptilink.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows XP installation media.