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Windows 10 storms of DHCP errors on NPCAP adapter #1583
This is not a serious problem, as far as I know, but it certainly clutters my Windows logs!
Digging for an unrelated problem, I noticed hundreds of these errors in my Win 10 "Administrative Events" log - Event ID 1001:
Your computer was not assigned an address from the network (by the DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address 0x02004C4F4F50. The following error occurred: 0x79. Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from the network address (DHCP) server.
That's the NPCAP address:
Why does it appear twice? I do have GlassWire as well as Wireshark and (Ze)Nmap installed...
Why would a loopback adapter be requesting DHCP?
Windows is continually creating more things like:
There is no hardware connection on a Surface Book, only the one Wi-Fi adapter. Maybe all those other things are stubs in case somebody plugs in the USB to Ethernet dock? Which I've never had...
If I disable or uninstall them, it eventually puts them back...
The DHCP error storms began 14Feb19 13:57
That Feb 14 origin was just after installing Microsoft update KB4023057, a day after KB4487017...
It compressed most of my user files, and has not uncompressed them, even though I have 14.8 GB of free space...
Probably unrelated, but I first noticed NPCAP storms Jan 29 when I installed a new Wireshark and npcap-0.99-r9.exe and logged over 700 of these in about an hour:
The Npcap Packet Driver (NPCAP) service failed to start due to the following error:
After a restart that went away and hasn't returned.
Your NPCAP install log now shows