Changing the Startup Mode of a Service (Windows NT/2000)

All services have a setting controlling how they are started either manually, automatically or disabled. This setting can be changed through the registry.

Open your registry and file the key below.

Listed under this key are subkeys representing the devices and services on the system.

Open the subkey corresponding to the service you wish to change, and modify the value of 'Start' to equal either "2" (for automatic), "3" (for manual) or "4" (for disabled)

Registry Settings
System Key : [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM \CurrentControlSet\Services]
Value Name : Start
Data Type : REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)

Disclaimer : Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.