MS-DOS and Windows command line enable command
Enable is a Recovery Console command used to activate and deactivate a service or driver.
The enable command is a Recovery Console command that is available in the following Microsoft operating systems.
Enables a Windows system service or driver.
ENABLE servicename [start_Type]
The servicename is the name of the service or driver to be enabled.
The start_Type is how the service or driver is scheduled to be started. Valid start-Type values are:
SERVICE_BOOT_START SERVICE_SYSTEM_START SERVICE_AUTO_START SERVICE_DEMAND_START
Enable prints the old start_Type of the service before resetting it to the new value. Note the old value, in case it is necessary to restore the start_Type of the service. If you do not specify a new start_Type, enable prints the old start_Type.
enable <servicename> SERVICE_SYSTEM_START
The example above would enable the auto-start service. If you want to later disable that service, you would want to use the disable command, using the old start_Type.
To list the available services and drivers, run the listsvc command.
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