Pciide Service Defaults in Windows 8

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
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\pciide

Default Behavior

The Pciide service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Pciide 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 pciide service, Windows 8 will fail to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of 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 C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 8 installation media.