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i8042prt Event ID 7026 The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load

May 13th, 2008

An IBM NetVista workstation running Microsoft Windows 2003 SP2 consistantly has an error at system-start. The service is i8042prt and the Event ID is 7026 with the error "The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: i8042prt". I found a reference to this error from a user with a HP Proliant ML150 G2 server.

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According to Microsoft, the i8042prt subkey stores data for the i8042prt driver. The i8042prt driver controls the keyboard and PS/2-compatible mouse for the Intel 8042 controller.

To resolve the error message is to disable the i8042prt by changing the dword value of Start from 1 to 4. This will change onboot_service to disabled.

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt]
"Start"=dword:00000004

Source: Experts Exchange

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