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NetBIOS Interface - Windows 8 Service

NetBIOS Interface.

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

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
Core System System System
Pro System System System
Enterprise System System System

Default Properties

Display name:NetBIOS Interface
Service name:NetBIOS
Type:filesys
Path:%WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS\netbios.sys
Error control:normal
Group:NetBIOSGroup

Default Behavior

The NetBIOS Interface service is a file system driver. If NetBIOS Interface fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the NetBIOS service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for NetBIOS Interface

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreNetBIOSInterfaceWindows8.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 netbios.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.