Removing Windows Devices and Services (Windows NT/2000)

Sometimes it is possible to get orphaned services remaining in the registry. These services can be remove be modifying this key.

Open your registry and find the key below.

Under this key are subkeys representing each device and service installed on the machine.

To remove, first stop the service through Control Panel / Services, then locate the subkey corresponding to device or service and delete it.

Registry Settings
System Key : [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM \CurrentControlSet\Services]

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.