TCP/IP Protocol Driver (Tcpip) Service Defaults in Windows 10

TCP/IP Protocol Driver.

Default Settings

Startup type:Boot
Display name:TCP/IP Protocol Driver
Service name:Tcpip
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:PNP_TDI
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\tcpip.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip

Default Behavior

TCP/IP Protocol Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting by the operating system Boot Loader as a part of the driver stack for the boot volume. If TCP/IP Protocol Driver fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the Tcpip service has failed to start due to the error.

Dependencies

While TCP/IP Protocol Driver is stopped, disabled or working incorrectly, the following services do not start:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for TCP/IP Protocol Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config Tcpip start= boot
sc start Tcpip

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The Tcpip service is using the tcpip.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.