TCP/IP Protocol Driver.
|Windows Vista edition||without SP||SP1||SP2|
|Display name:||TCP/IP Protocol Driver|
TCP/IP Protocol Driver is a kernel mode driver. If TCP/IP Protocol Driver fails to start, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Tcpip service has failed to start. If you disable this service, then 11 other services will be unable to start (see the "Dependencies" section below).
If the TCP/IP Protocol Driver is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:
1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreTCPIPProtocolDriverWindowsVista.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
tcpip.sys file exists in the
%WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows Vista installation media.