Remote Access NDIS TAPI Driver (NdisTapi) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Remote Access NDIS TAPI Driver.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Remote Access NDIS TAPI Driver
Service name:NdisTapi
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NdisTapi

Default Behavior

The Remote Access NDIS TAPI Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Remote Access NDIS TAPI Driver 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 NdisTapi service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Remote Access NDIS TAPI 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 NdisTapi start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The NdisTapi service is using the ndistapi.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.