Topic of process and service management had been beaten to the death in software. Strangely drivers get less attention despite being closely related and often performing same functions.
So I wanted something to handle drivers for my toolkit and Nirsoft offers ServiWin utility that can be used to manage drivers’ status and boot mode.
What it does
App is dual-purpose and can switch (via toolbar buttons, menu options or hotkeys) between managing system services or drivers. For either it can control (or at least try to) running status and how it boots.
Items are color-coded to easily distinguish active, inactive and completely disabled.
Usual multi-column interface is packed with information. It is very easy to sort and get to anything fast – from currently active drivers to those that aren’t in usual folders.
With sufficient access rights app can also be used on remote computers.
Strangely there is no option to filter out Microsoft-signed drivers. Especially strange because another, less functional, Nirsoft utility DriverVIew has that.
Natively portable and very thorough service/driver information and manager utility. Done in usual Nirsoft style (or lack thereof, depending on your visual preferences).