Microsoft NDIS Capture (NdisCap) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Microsoft NDIS Capture.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Microsoft NDIS Capture
Service name:NdisCap
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:NDIS
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\ndiscap.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NdisCap

Default Behavior

Microsoft NDIS Capture is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If Microsoft NDIS Capture fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the NdisCap service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Microsoft NDIS Capture

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config NdisCap start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The NdisCap service is using the ndiscap.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.