NetBIOS Interface Service Defaults in Windows 10

NetBIOS Interface

Default Settings

Startup type:System
Display name:NetBIOS Interface
Service name:NetBIOS
Service type:filesys
Error control:normal
Group:NetBIOSGroup
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\netbios.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBIOS

Default Behavior

NetBIOS Interface is a file system driver. In Windows 10 it is starting at Kernel initialization. If NetBIOS Interface fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the NetBIOS service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for NetBIOS Interface

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win10_NetBIOS_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The NetBIOS service is using the netbios.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.