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Changing the Startup Mode of a Service

Posted On 2005-11-1 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Changing the Startup Mode of a Service
Tags:  Windows NT Windows 2000
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All services have a setting controlling how they are started, i.e. manually, automatically or disabled. This setting can be changed through the registry.
1. Open your registry, and file the key below.
2. Listed under this key are subkeys representing the devices and services on the system.
3. Open the subkey, corresponding to the service you wish to change, and modify the value of 'Start' as per the table below:

Value Startup Mode
----- ------------
2 Automatic
3 Manual
4 Disabled

Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services]
Value Name: Start
Data Type: REG_DWORD


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