Realtek 8167 NT Driver (RTL8167) Service Defaults in Windows 7

Realtek 8101E/8168/8169 NDIS 6.20 32-bit Driver by Realtek Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Realtek 8167 NT Driver
Service name:RTL8167
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RTL8167

Default Behavior

Realtek 8167 NT Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. If Realtek 8167 NT 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 RTL8167 service is not running because of the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Realtek 8167 NT Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config RTL8167 start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The RTL8167 service is using the Rt86win7.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.