Windows XP Services

NetBios over Tcpip - Windows XP Service

NetBios over Tcpip.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 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 over Tcpip
Service name:NetBT
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

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


NetBios over Tcpip will not start, if the TCP/IP Protocol Driver service is stopped or disabled.

If the NetBios over Tcpip is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:

Restore Default Startup Type of NetBios over Tcpip

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreNetBiosoverTcpipWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

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 XP installation media.

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