From: Pavel A. on
Kernel drivers are special kind of services; they do not show up in the
services manager.

If you really don't want to see these drivers, just don't enable "show
hidden devices".

Hope this helps,
-- pa

"kakii" <user(a)> wrote in message
> Windows XP SP3 on Asus P4S800D E Dlx
> On-board ports serial and parallel disabled in BIOS
> "Show hidden devices" for device manager
> Device manager shows in the group as stated in mail subject
> two devices
> Parallel port driver
> Serial
> Event viewer shows in periodic occurrences following error
> Event Type: Error
> Event Source: Service Control Manager
> Event Category: None
> Event ID: 7000
> Date: 07.01.2010
> Time: 20:25:13
> User: N/A
> Computer: KRZYDU-PC01
> Description:
> 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.
> For more information, see Help and Support Center at
> I am not able to find in windows services manager an item "port driver
> service"
> Manual removal of these devices from device manager doesn't help.
> They will appear here on the next occasion once again.
> Why must it be so?
> Any chance to get those away?
> Where to search for referenced "port driver service"?