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Topic: NetProbe Packet Driver Service - How to Stop?
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Posts: 1
Registered: Oct 29, 2009
NetProbe Packet Driver Service - How to Stop?
Posted: Oct 29, 2009 3:28 AM


Every couple of hours my system will freeze due to Net Probe. My Windows Event Log says the following at the exact time of the crash:

Log Name: System
Source: Service Control Manager
Date: 28/10/2009 10:19:16 PM
Event ID: 7000
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
The NetProbe Packet Driver service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.

I had deleted netprobe.sys in my windows/system32/drivers folder earlier however it was still causing my computer to crash even with the system file there. I have tried installing and uninstalling Net Probe but it has not resolved the issue.

Any ideas on how I can disable NetProbe from wanting to start up as a service?


Posts: 1
From: England
Registered: Dec 1, 2009
Re: NetProbe Packet Driver Service - How to Stop?
Posted: Dec 1, 2009 12:59 PM

I've just had the same problem on a Windows 2003 box. I had to uninstall the packet drive off the network card.

Control Panel/Network Connections/Local Area Connection 1

Right click, select properties & then uninstall

"NetProbe Packet Drive"

I found it under the "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks".

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