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
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 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 8 installation media.