Service Control Manager Tags: Event Viewer Parallel Port Windows XP Last response: January 8, 2010 6:58 PM in Windows XP Share Lord Nikon January 7, 2010 1:32:50 PM Hi, I hope I posted this in the correct place. I checked my event viewer and saw that there are a few errors and predominantly are "Error - Service Control Manager". The error I receive with it is : "The Parallel port driver service failed to start due to the following error: The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it." Any help will be aprreciated. Thank you! More about : service control manager sturm January 7, 2010 1:52:34 PM Do you have anything connected to the parallel port interface? Do you even have a parallel port? Is it disabled in the bios? Unless you have something hooked upto it, I wouldn't worry about it. If you want disable the parallel port driver service so it won't ever start. This will stop the errors. Lord Nikon January 7, 2010 2:06:36 PM Thank you for your response. I am really clueless when it comes to BIOS. Which is the parallel port? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer sturm January 8, 2010 6:58:11 PM Usually a wide parallelogram looking connection on the back of the computer. Many times it is purple in color. Many newer motherboards do not have them. In the Bios it will probably be listed as LPT1. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedService control manager error Forum [Solved] Service control manager error 7023 Forum Service control manager errors Forum w2k3 sp1 - now "unable to open service control manager dat.. Forum Service Control manager Forum Service control manager error Forum wbemess.log /Unable to reg... 'Service Control Manager' .... Forum Service Control Manager Forum service control manager with non-admin users Forum Service Control Manager - 7001 Forum Service Control Manager Forum service control manager Forum Service Control Manager Forum Service Control Manager Startup Error Forum Control panel/task manager only reading 2gb? Forum hey there, all i get it,,, go to the control panel change category to small icon- find REALTEK HD AUDIO MANAGER clk on it- t Forum Solved[Solved] Ethernet Controller in Device Manager has a Yellow Exclamation Mark [Solved] Forum Nvidia control panel/dv manager won't detect video card Forum SolvedKERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR, MEMORY_MANAGEMENT, and SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION all in 1 day Forum Solved2 video controller error in device manager Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !