Windows 8 Services

NDIS Usermode I/O Protocol - Windows 8 Service

NDIS User mode I/O driver by Microsoft Corporation.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 11, 7, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
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Default Properties

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

Default Behavior

is a kernel mode driver. If NDIS Usermode I/O Protocol fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Ndisuio service has failed to start.


The following services are unable to start if NDIS Usermode I/O Protocol is stopped:

Restore Default Startup Type of NDIS Usermode I/O Protocol

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreNDISUsermodeIOProtocolWindows8.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.

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