TCP/IP Protocol Driver (Tcpip) Service Defaults in Windows 8

TCP/IP Protocol Driver.

Default Settings

Startup type: Boot
Display name:TCP/IP Protocol Driver
Service name:Tcpip
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip

Default Behavior

The TCP/IP Protocol Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it is being loaded by Boot Loader before Kernel initialization. If TCP/IP Protocol 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 Tcpip service hasn't been started.


All the services listed below will not start if TCP/IP Protocol Driver is disabled:

Restore Default Startup Configuration of TCP/IP Protocol 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 Tcpip start= boot
sc start Tcpip

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The Tcpip service is using the tcpip.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.