Windows 7 Services

Parallel port driver - Windows 7 Service

Parallel Port Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 11, 8, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
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Default Properties

Display name:Parallel port driver
Service name:Parport
Error control:ignore
Group:Parallel arbitrator

Default Behavior

is a kernel driver. If the Parallel port driver fails to load or initialize, Windows 7 start up proceeds. No warning is displayed, but the error is recorded into the Event Log.


If the Parallel port driver is stopped, the Parvdm fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type of Parallel port driver

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 7 edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreParallelportdriverWindows7.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.

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