Viaide Service Defaults in Windows 7

VIA Generic PCI IDE Bus Driver by VIA Technologies, Inc..

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Viaide
Service name:viaide
Service type:kernel
Error control:critical
Group:System Bus Extender
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\DRIVERS\viaide.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\viaide

Default Behavior

Viaide is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. If Viaide fails to load, Windows 7 attempts to write the error data into Event Log and restart the computer, using the Last Known Good configuration. If the Last Known Good configuration is not valid, Windows 7 startup ends with a Stop error. If you remove or disable the viaide service, Windows 7 won't start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Viaide

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and service pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win7_viaide_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The viaide service is using the viaide.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 7 installation media.