NetBT Service Defaults in Windows 8

This service implements NetBios over TCP/IP.

Default Settings

Startup type:System
Display name:NetBT
Service name:NetBT
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT

Default Behavior

The NetBT service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it is being loaded and initialized at Kernel initialization. If NetBT 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 NetBT service hasn't been started.


NetBT can't start, if any service from the list below is disabled or not available:

If NetBT is disabled, the TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service will not be started and initialized.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for NetBT

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

2. Save the Win8_NetBT_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The NetBT service is using the netbt.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.