Winsock IFS Driver.
Since Winsock IFS Driver is a kernel driver, its startup might be configured depending on installed hardware. Changing its startup configuration might cause unexpected hardware issues. In the table below you can see how it is configured on my system, but your default settings might differ from mine.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Display name:||Winsock IFS Driver|
The Winsock IFS Driver service is a kernel mode driver. If Winsock IFS Driver fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the ws2ifsl service has failed to start.
1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreWinsockIFSDriverWindows8.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
ws2ifsl.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.