Windows Vista Services

TCP/IP Protocol Driver - Windows Vista Service

TCP/IP Protocol Driver.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 11, 7, 8 and XP.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
Starter System Boot Boot
Home Basic System Boot Boot
Home Premium System Boot Boot
Business System Boot Boot
Ultimate System Boot Boot

Default Properties

Display name:TCP/IP Protocol Driver
Service name:Tcpip
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

is a kernel mode driver. If TCP/IP Protocol Driver fails to start, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Tcpip service has failed to start. If you disable this service, then 11 other services will be unable to start (see the "Dependencies" section below).


If the TCP/IP Protocol Driver is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:

Restore Default Startup Type of TCP/IP Protocol Driver

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreTCPIPProtocolDriverWindowsVista.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.

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