Serial Service Defaults in Windows XP

Default Settings

Startup type:Automatic
Display name:Serial
Service name:Serial
Service type:kernel
Error control:ignore
Group:Extended base
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Serial

Default Behavior

Serial is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it is starting automatically along with the operating system. If the Serial fails to load or initialize, Windows XP start up proceeds without error messages, but information about the failure is being written into Event Log.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Serial

1. Run the Command Prompt.

2. Copy the commands below, paste them into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config Serial start= auto
sc start Serial

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.