Windows 7 Services

NetBT - Windows 7 Service

This service implements NetBios over TCP/IP.

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:NetBT
Service name:NetBT
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The NetBT service is a kernel driver. If the NetBT 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 NetBT service has failed to start.


NetBT will not start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

If the NetBT is stopped, the TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type of NetBT

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreNetBTWindows7.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 netbt.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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