NDIS Proxy (NDProxy) Service Defaults in Windows XP

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:NDIS Proxy
Service name:NDProxy
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NDProxy

Default Behavior

NDIS Proxy is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it won't start until the current user starts it. If the NDIS Proxy fails to start, the technical information about the error is added to the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box should be displayed informing the user that the NDProxy service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of NDIS Proxy

1. Run the Command Prompt.

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

sc config NDProxy start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.