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Ancillary Function Driver for Winsock - Windows 7 Service

Ancillary Function Driver for Winsock.

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

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
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Default Properties

Display name:Ancillary Function Driver for Winsock
Service name:AFD
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\system32\drivers\afd.sys
Error control:normal
Group:PNP_TDI

Default Behavior

The Ancillary Function Driver for Winsock service is a kernel driver. If the Ancillary Function Driver for Winsock fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows 7 startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the AFD service has failed to start.

Dependencies

If the Ancillary Function Driver for Winsock is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:

Restore Default Startup Type for Ancillary Function Driver for Winsock

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreAncillaryFunctionDriverforWinsockWindows7.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 afd.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 7 installation media.