Service or driver failed during system startup

I was checking a bios setting on a windows 2003 server and noticed the parallel port was enabled but it was not being used so I disabled it. Now every time I reboot I get the error At least one service or driver failed during system startup. Use the event viewer to examine the event log for details. Looking in the system event viewer I noticed an error source service control manager event id 7000

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7000
Date: 31/07/2012
Time: 11:38:46 AM
User: N/A
Computer: BS01
The Parallel port driver service failed to start due to the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.

I fixed this error by disabling the the parport.sys driver in the registry as I could not see it in device manager.

1. Open the registry editor  Start -> Run -> regedit -> ok and find:


2. Right click on Start and select modify and change the value to 4 disabled.

Restart the computer and check the event log