troubleshooting Question

Parallel Port Problems - Disabled in BIOS (2003 SBS)

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Hi,

After I had installed Windows 2003 SBS, I decided to free up some IRQs for a remote storage device (Freecom Classic SL Network) and I removed devices from the server at BIOS level (the motherboard is a high end workstation MB) such as the sound card, parallel etc. However now at every startup i get the following message:

The Parallel port driver service failed to start ...

Is there a way to tell the server not to look for the parallel port - it doesnt appear anywhere on the device manager.
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