How to eliminate Aspi32 driver problemsThe Aspi32.sys (ASPI for WIN32 Kernel driver) file is a Windows driver. Generally, drivers are used by Windows to enable internal components like graphic cards and drives, or external devices, such as printers, backup media or input devices.
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The Aspi32.sys process is also known as ASPI for WIN32 Kernel Driver and is a part of Adaptec's ASPI Layer. This software is produced by Adaptec (www.adaptec.com). An obsolete or defective version of Aspi32.sys can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ASPI for WIN32 Kernel driver has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ASPI for WIN32 Kernel driver has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Aspi32.sys has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Aspi32.sys. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Aspi32.sys ASPI for WIN32 Kernel driver
Aspi32.sys is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Aspi32.sys is found in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 17,005 bytes (36% of all these files), 16,512 bytes, 25,244 bytes or, as the case may be, 23,968 bytes.
If necessary, you can manually stop or start this driver in the Device Manager. The Device Manager can be found in Windows Control Panel under Hardware and Sound/Devices and Printers/Device Manager. The driver facilitates access to your computer's hardware and accessories. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. The Aspi32 file is not part of the Windows operating system. Aspi32.sys appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 40% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves Aspi32.sys. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about Aspi32?
|ASPI driver (further information...) |
|data miner, delete right away ! |
|Its WINASPI Driver. Description - ASPI provides a pass-through interface between the two main components of a software driver: a manger that is written to specific host adapter hardware and a device module or application that is tailored to particular peripheral. SCSI device driver modules and applications submit I/O requests to the host adapter, independent of the SCSI host adapter type. An ASPI manager handles and manages multiple I/O requests from multiple ASPI device driver modules or applications. |
|driver ez-scsi for S.O. =win98 |
|When installed in %system%\drivers, it is from adaptec |
Summary: 7 users judge Aspi32.sys to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, one user has already deleted Aspi32.sys. source: file.net
How to uninstall Adaptec's ASPI Layer
To remove ASPI for WIN32 Kernel driver from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Adaptec's ASPI Layer in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if Aspi32.sys (ASPI for WIN32 Kernel driver) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of ASPI for WIN32 Kernel driver. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ASPI for WIN32 Kernel driver or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or Aspi32.sys is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.