Windows XP Services

TCP/IP Protocol Driver - Windows XP Service

TCP/IP Protocol Driver.

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

Default Behavior

is a kernel driver. If the TCP/IP Protocol Driver 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 Tcpip service has failed to start.


TCP/IP Protocol Driver will not start, if the IPSEC driver service is stopped or disabled.

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 XP edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreTCPIPProtocolDriverWindowsXP.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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