NDIS Capture LightWeight Filter (NdisCap) Service Defaults in Windows 7

NDIS Capture LightWeight Filter.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:NDIS Capture LightWeight Filter
Service name:NdisCap
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NdisCap

Default Behavior

NDIS Capture LightWeight Filter is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. If NDIS Capture LightWeight Filter fails to start, Windows 7 attempts to write the failure details into Event Log. Then Windows 7 startup should proceed and the user should be notified that the NdisCap service is not running because of the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of NDIS Capture LightWeight Filter

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config NdisCap start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The NdisCap service is using the ndiscap.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 7 installation media.