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NetBIOS Interface - Windows XP Service

NetBIOS Interface.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
Home System System System System
Professional System 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 the NetBIOS Interface 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 NetBIOS service has failed to start.

Dependencies

If the NetBIOS Interface is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:

Restore Default Startup Type for NetBIOS Interface

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreNetBIOSInterfaceWindowsXP.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 netbios.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.