Microsoft NDIS Capture (NdisCap) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Microsoft NDIS Capture.

Default Settings

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

Default Behavior

The Microsoft NDIS Capture service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Microsoft NDIS Capture 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 NdisCap service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Microsoft NDIS Capture

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 8 installation media.