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Paul Jackson

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Jul 21, 2004, 2:06:05 AM7/21/04
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Hello,

I briefly installed software and drivers for a Brother printer and after
uninstalling noted that a service with the name of brsplservice
continues to load itself every time I start windows. I have deleted the
executable it points to andyet still every time windows boots the
service shows up in the list albeit not started.

I've tried deleting registry entries for LEGACY_BROTHER_XP_SPL_SERVICE
and the Brother registry folder under software but again each time I
restart windows they reappear.

Does anyone know how I can get rid of this service permanently?

Thanks!

Paul

Kelly

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Jul 21, 2004, 3:18:07 AM7/21/04
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Hi Paul,

Where did you attempt to delete the Service from? Also, has all the enum
entries been cleared of this printer?

Checkpoint: To delete printer driver files in Windows XP:

Click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes.
On the File menu, click Server Properties.
On the Drivers tab, click the printer driver that you want to delete, and
then click Remove.
~~~
This problem may occur if one of the following conditions is true:

The printer driver does not use Plug and Play for its installation.
The following registry key has become damaged:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\LPTENUM

Delete it.

Suggestions (ignore what has been tried):

To Delete a Service

In services take note of the "Service Name"(not display name). Then go to
Start/Run/CMD and type in: sc delete <service name>. Reboot.

Or, go to Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to this key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services

Locate the Service in the list. Delete it... reboot.

Enum:

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Paul Jackson

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Jul 27, 2004, 4:43:52 AM7/27/04
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Hi Kelly,

I have tried everything suggested below with no success.

After every reboot the service is back again. This one will not die.

-Paul


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Ô¿Ô Mws

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Jul 27, 2004, 11:20:04 PM7/27/04
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You have to disable the service, not delete it.
Mo

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Doug Knox MS-MVP

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Jul 27, 2004, 11:30:32 PM7/27/04
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Visit http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&displaylang=en

Download and install the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools. The one in particular you're interested in is INSTSRV

Once the tools are installed, open a Command Prompt window and enter INSTSRV /? For the command line options for this tool. One of the parameters is Removing a service.
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Paul Jackson

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Jul 31, 2004, 6:22:19 AM7/31/04
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Thanks for the info Doug,

I did exactly as you suggested: used the command "INSTSRV "Brother XP
Spl Service" REMOVE

It came back and indicated delete successful but again on reboot the
service re-appeared and I set it to Disabled.

i've already deleted the executable that the service runs if that
makes any difference.

Is there some sort of boot monitor that could find out what is
recreating the service entries?

Paul


"Doug Knox MS-MVP" <dk...@mvps.org> wrote in message news:<#iqY#MFdEH...@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl>...
> Visit
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9d467a69-57ff-
> 4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&displaylang=en

>
> Download and install the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools. The
> one in particular you're interested in is INSTSRV
>
> Once the tools are installed, open a Command Prompt window and enter
> INSTSRV /? For the command line options for this tool. One of the
> parameters is Removing a service.
> --
> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display
> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
> http://www.dougknox.com
> --------------------------------
> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro

> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp securityconsole.htm


> --------------------------------
> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
>

> "? Mws" <M...@SpamCop.net> wrote in message

> >> > HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\LPTENUM


> >> >
> >> > Delete it.
> >> >
> >> > Suggestions (ignore what has been tried):
> >> >
> >> > To Delete a Service
> >> >
> >> > In services take note of the "Service Name"(not display name). Then
> go to
> >> > Start/Run/CMD and type in: sc delete <service name>. Reboot.
> >> >
> >> > Or, go to Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to this key:

> >> > HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services


> >> >
> >> > Locate the Service in the list. Delete it... reboot.
> >> >
> >> > Enum:
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > All the Best,
> >> > Kelly
> >> >
> >> > Microsoft-MVP Windows XP
> >> > 2004 Windows MVP "Winny" Award
> >> >
> >> > Troubleshooting Windows XP
> >> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com

> >> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp tweaks.htm


> >> >
> >> > Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
> >> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "Paul Jackson" <jacks...@ayteeteedotnet.remove> wrote in message
> >> > news:eYw9Pjub...@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> > > Hello,
> >> > >
> >> > > I briefly installed software and drivers for a Brother printer
> and after
> >> > > uninstalling noted that a service with the name of brsplservice
> continues
> >> > > to load itself every time I start windows. I have deleted the
> executable
> >> > > it points to andyet still every time windows boots the service
> shows up in
> >> > > the list albeit not started.
> >> > >
> >> > > I've tried deleting registry entries for

> LEGACY BROTHER XP SPL SERVICE and

Doug Knox MS-MVP

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Aug 1, 2004, 2:19:39 AM8/1/04
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You can try my Startup Programs Tracker. http://www.dougknox.com, Win XP Utilities, Startup Programs Tracker.

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Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
--------------------------------
Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm


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Paul Jackson

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Aug 1, 2004, 5:07:04 AM8/1/04
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Hi Doug,

still no luck. Did as you asked but on reboot the service reappears!

Paul


"Doug Knox MS-MVP" <dk...@mvps.org> wrote in message news:<#iqY#MFdEH...@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl>...
> Visit
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9d467a69-57ff-
> 4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&displaylang=en
>

> Download and install the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools. The
> one in particular you're interested in is INSTSRV
>
> Once the tools are installed, open a Command Prompt window and enter
> INSTSRV /? For the command line options for this tool. One of the
> parameters is Removing a service.
> --
> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display
> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
> http://www.dougknox.com
> --------------------------------
> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro

> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp securityconsole.htm


> --------------------------------
> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
>

> "? Mws" <M...@SpamCop.net> wrote in message

> >> > HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\LPTENUM


> >> >
> >> > Delete it.
> >> >
> >> > Suggestions (ignore what has been tried):
> >> >
> >> > To Delete a Service
> >> >
> >> > In services take note of the "Service Name"(not display name). Then
> go to
> >> > Start/Run/CMD and type in: sc delete <service name>. Reboot.
> >> >
> >> > Or, go to Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to this key:

> >> > HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services


> >> >
> >> > Locate the Service in the list. Delete it... reboot.
> >> >
> >> > Enum:
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > All the Best,
> >> > Kelly
> >> >
> >> > Microsoft-MVP Windows XP
> >> > 2004 Windows MVP "Winny" Award
> >> >
> >> > Troubleshooting Windows XP
> >> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com

> >> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp tweaks.htm


> >> >
> >> > Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
> >> > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "Paul Jackson" <jacks...@ayteeteedotnet.remove> wrote in message
> >> > news:eYw9Pjub...@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> > > Hello,
> >> > >
> >> > > I briefly installed software and drivers for a Brother printer
> and after
> >> > > uninstalling noted that a service with the name of brsplservice
> continues
> >> > > to load itself every time I start windows. I have deleted the
> executable
> >> > > it points to andyet still every time windows boots the service
> shows up in
> >> > > the list albeit not started.
> >> > >
> >> > > I've tried deleting registry entries for

> LEGACY BROTHER XP SPL SERVICE and

Kelly

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Aug 1, 2004, 5:11:44 AM8/1/04
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Disable it and move on.

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Kelly

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2004 Windows MVP "Winny" Award

Troubleshooting Windows XP
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