Simbad Service Defaults in Windows XP

Default Settings

Startup type:Disabled
Display name:Simbad
Service name:Simbad
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Simbad

Default Behavior

Simbad is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it is disabled and isn't loading or starting. If the Simbad 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 Simbad service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Simbad

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

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

3. Run the saved file.

4. Restart the computer.