NDIS pauses an adapter to stop data flow that could interfere with Plug and Play operations, such as adding or removing a filter driver, or requests, such as setting a packet filter or multicast address list on the NIC. For more information about how to modify a running driver stack, see Modifying a Running Driver Stack.
NDIS restarts an adapter from the Paused state. The adapter enters the Paused start after adapter initialization is complete or after a pause operation is complete.
The following topics provide more information about starting and pausing and adapter: