Windows 7 Services

NetBIOS Interface - Windows 7 Service

NetBIOS Interface.

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

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
Starter System System
Home Basic System System
Home Premium System System
Professional System System
Ultimate System System
Enterprise System System

Default Properties

Display name:NetBIOS Interface
Service name:NetBIOS
Error control:normal

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 7 startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the NetBIOS service has failed to start.


If the NetBIOS Interface is stopped, the Routing and Remote Access fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type of NetBIOS Interface

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreNetBIOSInterfaceWindows7.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 netbios.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 7 installation media.

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