Direct Parallel Link Driver (Ptilink) Service Defaults in Windows XP

Direct Parallel Link Driver.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Direct Parallel Link Driver
Service name:Ptilink
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\DRIVERS\ptilink.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Ptilink

Default Behavior

Direct Parallel Link Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it won't start until the current user starts it. If the Direct Parallel Link Driver fails to start, the technical information about the error is added to the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box should be displayed informing the user that the Ptilink service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Direct Parallel Link Driver

1. Select your Windows XP edition and service pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the WinXP_Ptilink_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file.

4. Restart the computer.

The Ptilink service is using the ptilink.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows XP installation media.