Viaide Service Defaults in Windows 8

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

The Viaide service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Viaide fails to load or initialize, the error details should be automatically logged. Then Windows 8 is restarting the PC and attempting to use the Last Known Good configuration. If the Last Known Good configuration isn't working properly, Windows 8 startup ends with a Stop error. If you disable the viaide service, Windows 8 will fail to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Viaide

1. Select your Windows 8 edition and update pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win8_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 corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.