NetBIOS Interface Service Defaults in Windows 10

NetBIOS Interface

Default Settings

Startup type:System
Display name:NetBIOS Interface
Service name:NetBIOS
Service type:filesys
Error control:normal
Group:NetBIOSGroup
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\netbios.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBIOS

Default Behavior

NetBIOS Interface is a file system driver. In Windows 10 it is starting at Kernel initialization. If NetBIOS Interface fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the NetBIOS service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of NetBIOS Interface

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the commands below, paste them into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config NetBIOS start= system
sc start NetBIOS

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The NetBIOS service is using the netbios.sys file that is located in the C:\Windows\system32\drivers directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.