Windows Network Data Usage Monitoring Driver (Ndu) Service Defaults in Windows 8

This service provides network data usage monitoring functionality.

Default Settings

Startup type:Automatic
Display name:Windows Network Data Usage Monitoring Driver
Service name:Ndu
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\Ndu.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Ndu

Default Behavior

The Windows Network Data Usage Monitoring Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it is starting automatically during the operating system startup. If Windows Network Data Usage Monitoring Driver 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 Ndu service hasn't been started.

Dependencies

Windows Network Data Usage Monitoring Driver can't start, if the TCP/IP Protocol Driver service is disabled or not available.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Windows Network Data Usage Monitoring Driver

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

2. Save the Win8_Ndu_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The Ndu service is using the Ndu.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.