NetBIOS Interface Service Defaults in Windows 8

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

The NetBIOS Interface service is a file system driver. In Windows 8 it is being loaded and initialized at Kernel initialization. If NetBIOS Interface 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 NetBIOS service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for NetBIOS Interface

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config NetBIOS start= system
sc start NetBIOS

3. Close the command window and 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 corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.