Windows 8 Services

Link-Layer Topology Discovery Responder - Windows 8 Service

Link-Layer Topology Responder Driver for NDIS 6 by Microsoft Corporation.

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

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
Core Automatic Automatic Automatic
Pro Automatic Automatic Automatic
Enterprise Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Link-Layer Topology Discovery Responder
Service name:rspndr
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The Link-Layer Topology Discovery Responder service is a kernel mode driver. If Link-Layer Topology Discovery Responder fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the rspndr service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type of Link-Layer Topology Discovery Responder

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreLinkLayerTopologyDiscoveryResponderWindows8.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.

Note. Make sure that the rspndr.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.

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