Cross-posting in microsoft.public.development.device.drivers. That's
the best place to post DDK issues and is monitored by Microsoft and
other device driver development experts. You'll find a much more
active community and
better support there.
If you are not sure where to post, see
http://msdn.microsoft.com/newsgroups for a good list of newsgroups for
programmers, or http://communities.microsoft.com for more Microsoft
Sorry I can't answer your question for you here instead of redirecting
you, unfortunately I don't know the answer to your specific question,
but the folks in the recommended newsgroup above may.
You might also want to check http://support.microsoft.com for
technical support options for MS products if the above newsgroup
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> Does anyone know how I can programatically start or stop a non PNP
> driver in Win2k/XP? I know how to do it through the device manager
> be able to do it within an app. The ControlService API is not
working as I
> would like it to. (I get ERROR_INVALID_SERVICE_CONTROL for an
> SERVICE_CONTROL_STOP operation). I am assuming this is because I'm
> with a legacy device. Is there an alternate API for old, rusty
> Thanks in advance....
> Mike DeKoker