Windows XP Services

NetBIOS Interface - Windows XP Service

NetBIOS Interface.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 11, 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
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

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.


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

Restore Default Startup Type of NetBIOS Interface

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows XP edition, 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.

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