AFD Networking Support Environment.
|Windows XP edition||without SP||SP1||SP2||SP3|
The AFD service is a kernel driver. If the AFD fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the AFD service has failed to start.
If the AFD is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:
1. Select your Windows XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreAFDWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.
3. Run the downloaded batch file.
4. Restart the computer to save changes.
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 XP installation media.