Viaide Service Defaults in Windows 7

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Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Viaide
Service name:viaide
Service type:kernel
Error control:critical
Group:System Bus Extender
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 of Viaide

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config viaide start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The viaide service is using the viaide.sys file that is located in the C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 7 installation media.