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How to eliminate ElbyCDIO driver problems

The ElbyCDIO.sys (ElbyCD Windows) 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 ElbyCDIO.sys process is also known as ElbyCD Windows (Version x64 I/O driver) and is a part of CDRTools or, as the case may be, VirtualCloneDrive. This software is produced by Elaborate Bytes AG (www.elby.ch). An obsolete or defective version of ElbyCDIO.sys can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about ElbyCDIO.sys ElbyCD Windows

ElbyCDIO.sys is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file ElbyCDIO.sys is found in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 31,088 bytes (42% of all these files), 30,616 bytes, 24,232 bytes or, as the case may be, 26,024 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 original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. The ElbyCDIO file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. There is no concrete documentation available for this service. ElbyCDIO.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, 20% 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 ElbyCDIO.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 ElbyCDIO?

Part of the CD-Copy Program Clone CD
ole007
CloneDVD2 driver. Never a problem
JackB
Drivers belonging to CloneDVD. ElbyCDIO.sys is installed in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers and works together with ElbyCDIO.dll, which is installed in C:\Windows\System32\ (further information...)
RobSter
Part of Any DVD (DVD copying program).
anonymous
as per other comments - part of cloneDVD, anyDVD, DVD-regionfree (further information...)
docd

Summary: 7 users judge ElbyCDIO.sys to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall CDRTools or VirtualCloneDrive

To remove ElbyCD Windows from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate CDRTools or VirtualCloneDrive in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if ElbyCDIO.sys (ElbyCD Windows) 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 ElbyCD Windows. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ElbyCD Windows 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 ElbyCDIO.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.

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