NDIS System Driver Service Defaults in Windows XP

Default Settings

Startup type:Boot
Display name:NDIS System Driver
Service name:NDIS
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:NDIS Wrapper
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NDIS

Default Behavior

NDIS System Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it is starting before Kernel initialization. If the NDIS System Driver fails to start, the technical information about the error is added to the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box should be displayed informing the user that the NDIS service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for NDIS System Driver

1. Select your Windows XP edition and service pack, and then click Download.

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

3. Run the saved file.

4. Restart the computer.