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HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ service-name

Data type

Range

Default value

REG_DWORD

0–4

(There is no default value for this entry.)

Description

Specifies how the service is loaded or started. If the service is a Win32 service, the value of this entry must be 2, 3, or 4. This entry is not used for network adapters.

Value

Meaning

0

Boot (loaded by kernel loader). Components of the driver stack for the boot (startup) volume must be loaded by the kernel loader.

1

System (loaded by I/O subsystem). Specifies that the driver is loaded at kernel initialization.

2

Automatic (loaded by Service Control Manager). Specifies that the service is loaded or started automatically.

3

Manual. Specifies that the service does not start until the user starts it manually, such as by using Device Manager.

4

Disabled. Specifies that the service should not be started.

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This information is presented for reference only. You cannot change the starting rules for a service by editing this entry. To change the value of this entry, use the ChangeServiceConfig API or Sc.exe, a tool in the Windows 2000 Resource Kit.

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To determine what type of service is represented by the subkey, see Type .

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