Windows 10 Services

NDIS Usermode I/O Protocol - Windows 10 Service

NDIS User mode I/O driver by Microsoft Corporation.

This service also exists in Windows 7, 8, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:NDIS Usermode I/O Protocol
Service name:Ndisuio
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The NDIS Usermode I/O Protocol service is a kernel mode driver. If NDIS Usermode I/O Protocol fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Ndisuio service has failed to start.


If NDIS Usermode I/O Protocol is stopped, the following services cannot start:

Restore Default Startup Type for NDIS Usermode I/O Protocol

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreNDISUsermodeIOProtocolWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the ndisuio.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.