Netvsc Service Defaults in Windows 8

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Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Netvsc
Service name:netvsc
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Extended Base
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\netvsc

Default Behavior

The Netvsc service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Netvsc fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the netvsc service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Netvsc

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config netvsc start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The netvsc service is using the netvsc63.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS folder. If the file is corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.