|Data type||Range||Default value|
|REG_DWORD||0 - 4||There is no default value for this entry.|
Specifies how the service is loaded or started. If the service is a Win32 service, the value of Start must be 2, 3, or 4. This entry is not used for network adapters.
|0||Boot: Loaded by kernel loader. Components of the driver stack for the boot (startup) volume must be loaded by the kernel loader.|
|1||System: Loaded by I/O subsystem. Specifies that the driver is loaded at kernel initialization.|
|2||Automatic: Loaded by Service Control Manager. Specifies that the service is loaded or started automatically.|
|3||Manual: Specifies that the service does not start until the user starts it manually, such as by using Device Manager.|
|4||Disabled: Specifies that the service should not be started.|
This information is presented for reference only. You cannot change the starting rules for a service by editing this entry. To change the value of Start, use the ChangeServiceConfig API or Sc.exe, a tool on the Windows 2000 Resource Kit.
To determine what type of service is represented by the subkey, see Type.