NSI proxy service driver. (nsiproxy) Defaults in Windows 7

NSI proxy service.

Default Settings

Startup type: System
Display name:NSI proxy service driver.
Service name:nsiproxy
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nsiproxy

Default Behavior

NSI proxy service driver. is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it is being loaded at Kernel initialization. If NSI proxy service driver. 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 nsiproxy service is not running because of the error.


If NSI proxy service driver. is stopped, the Network Store Interface Service fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of NSI proxy service driver.

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config nsiproxy start= system
sc start nsiproxy

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The nsiproxy service is using the nsiproxy.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.