NDIS System Driver Service Defaults in Windows 8

NDIS System Driver.

Default Settings

Startup type:Boot
Display name:NDIS System Driver
Service name:NDIS
Service type:kernel
Error control:critical
Group:NDIS Wrapper
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\ndis.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NDIS

Default Behavior

The NDIS System Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it is being loaded by Boot Loader before Kernel initialization. If NDIS System Driver fails to load or initialize, the error details should be automatically logged. Then Windows 8 is restarting the PC and attempting to use the Last Known Good configuration. If the Last Known Good configuration isn't working properly, Windows 8 startup ends with a Stop error. If you disable the NDIS service, Windows 8 will fail to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for NDIS System 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 NDIS start= boot
sc start NDIS

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The NDIS service is using the ndis.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32\drivers folder. If the file is corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.