If you are seeing NetBT Error 4311, on your Windows 11/10 computer then we have a few solutions that can help you fix this error. This error has been seen on both old and new PCs. Mostly the old makes are getting affected. NetBT Error 4311 affects the application launces, gameplays, and normal usage of the PC.
What is a NetBT 4311 error?
Whenever you see NetBT 4311 error you see Initialization failed because the driver device could not be created in the Event Viewer. It does not have any particular explanation. The error only occurs when we play games, browse the internet, or launch new applications. It automatically shuts down or restarts the PC. Since the error occurs when playing heavy games, we can link it with the Graphics driver.
This error can also occur when NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) attempts a query but fails. The error can also be linked to the faulty Network adapter. It even appears when you remove the Network adapter too. Whenever there is an issue with the Network adapter, you see NetBT Error 4311. The error is also associated with Remote Access Service.
Fix NetBT Error 4311 on Windows PC
When your PC shuts down or restarts with NetBT Error 4311, you can follow the below steps to fix the error.
- Disable Automatic Restart
- Update all the drivers on your PC
- Remove recently installed third-party programs
- Scan your PC for malware
- Use the Network Reset button
- Perform System Restore
Let’s get into the details of each method.
1] Disable Automatic Restart
The NetBT Error 4311 results in the restart of the computer. You need to disable Automatic Restart in order to apply the fixes. There may not be enough time for you to implement the fixes with the error and restarts.
To disable Automatic Restart,
- Search for view advanced system settings in the Start menu and open it
- It opens the System Properties window
- Click on Settings in the Start-up and Recovery section
- Uncheck the button beside Automatically restart under the System failure section
- Click OK to save the changes
2] Update all the drivers on your PC
Since the error is all about an (unknown) driver, we need to make sure all the drivers on the PC are up to date and working fine. You need to update every driver from the Device Manager.
To update drivers from the Device Manager,
- Open Run command
- Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter
- Start from Audio inputs and outputs to update every driver. Expand one by one and right-click on the drivers and select Update driver and follow the on-screen wizard.
- Repeat this until you finish updating every driver on the PC
You can also update drivers using third-party driver updating programs, download drivers manually from the manufacturer’s website and install them, or update them through Optional Windows updates.
3] Remove recently installed third-party programs
The program you have recently installed on your PC might be the cause of NetBT error 4311. You need to uninstall the program using the Settings app or from the Start menu. Restart your PC and check if it has solved the error.
4] Scan your PC for malware
You need to scan for the malware or any virus trace on your PC using an antivirus or anti-malware program. The software detects the changes and finds if there is any malware working against the performance of your PC and fixes it.
5] Use the Network Reset button
Open Windows Settings and use the Network Reset button. This will remove your network adapters and then reinstall them, and set other networking components back to their original settings.
6] Perform System Restore
If none of the above fixes work, you need to perform System Restore to the point where your PC was working fine without any issue. To perform System Restore.
- Search Create a Restore Point in the Start menu and open it
- Go to the System Protection tab
- Click System Restore and follow the on-screen wizard to restore your PC
These are the different ways you can use to fix the NetBT error 4311 on your Windows PC.
How do you fix NetBT?
When you see a NetBT error, you can fix it by updating the drivers on your PC, uninstall recently installed programs on your PC, scanning for malware, and performing System Restore. You need to employ the fixes one by one and see if they have fixed the issue.