TCP/IP Protocol Driver (Tcpip) Service Defaults in Windows 8

TCP/IP Protocol Driver.

Default Settings

Startup type:Boot
Display name:TCP/IP Protocol Driver
Service name:Tcpip
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:PNP_TDI
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\tcpip.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip

Default Behavior

The TCP/IP Protocol Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it is being loaded by Boot Loader before Kernel initialization. If TCP/IP Protocol 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 Tcpip service hasn't been started.

Dependencies

All the services listed below will not start if TCP/IP Protocol Driver is disabled:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for TCP/IP Protocol 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 Tcpip start= boot
sc start Tcpip

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The Tcpip service is using the tcpip.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.