Ancillary Function Driver for Winsock.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Display name:||Ancillary Function Driver for Winsock|
The Ancillary Function Driver for Winsock service is a kernel mode driver. If Ancillary Function Driver for Winsock fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the AFD service has failed to start.
The following services are unable to start if Ancillary Function Driver for Winsock is stopped:
1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreAncillaryFunctionDriverforWinsockWindows8.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.
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 8 installation media.