Mark Berry May 15, 2013
I was getting this message when rebooting a Windows operating system:
Log Name: System
Source: Service Control Manager
Event ID: 7026
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
In my case, the SBRE “device” is left over from a previously-uninstalled VIPRE Business Agent.
The manual uninstall instructions for VIPRE say to delete this registry key:
(Under that key, the ImagePath value points to
C:Windowssystem32driversSBREdrv.sys, which does not exist, hence the “failed to load” message.)
This post suggests running the following at a command prompt to remove the SBRE service:
sc delete SBRE
That command does delete the Services registry key. But it also removes the related Enum registry key:
sc delete SBRE command seems more thorough.