Pciide Service Defaults in Windows 10

Generic PCI IDE Bus Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Pciide
Service name:pciide
Service type:kernel
Error control:critical
Group:System Bus Extender
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\pciide.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\pciide

Default Behavior

Pciide is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If Pciide fails to load or initialize, Windows 10 attempts to record the error details into Event Log and restart the PC, using the Last Known Good configuration. If the Last Known Good configuration cannot be applied or working improperly, Windows 10 startup process halts with a Stop error. If you disable or delete the pciide service, Windows 10 won't start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Pciide

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config pciide start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The pciide service is using the pciide.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.