Microsoft NDIS Capture (NdisCap) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Microsoft NDIS Capture.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Microsoft NDIS Capture
Service name:NdisCap
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NdisCap

Default Behavior

The Microsoft NDIS Capture service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Microsoft NDIS Capture fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the NdisCap service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Microsoft NDIS Capture

1. Select your Windows 8 edition and update pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win8_NdisCap_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. 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 corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.