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How to eliminate emupia2k driver problems

The emupia2k.sys (E-mu Plug-in Architecture 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 emupia2k.sys process is also known as E-mu Plug-in Architecture Driver and is a part of E-mu Plug-in Architecture Driver. This software is produced by Creative Technology (www.creative.com). An obsolete or defective version of emupia2k.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 emupia2k.sys E-mu Plug-in Architecture driver

emupia2k.sys is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Emupia2k.sys is found in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 78,336 bytes (18% of all these files), 156,604 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
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. This emupia2k.sys process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The original file was created by Microsoft. The file itself can therefore be considered trustworthy. For this reason, 16% 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 emupia2k.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 emupia2k?

Soundblaster Audigy file
The E-MU Digital Audio System delivers everything you need to produce audio on a PC with professional results - 24-bit/192kHz converters, hardware-accelerated effects and mixing, and seamless compatibility with your favorite PC audio/sequencer software. Whether you are recording full-blown productions or running virtual instruments on a dedicated computer, the E-MU Digital Audio System is the perfect solution for any application that only requires a couple channels of premium analog I/O. This is also part of the Creative Audigy 2's.
Essential for Soundblaster 5.1. However, this driver causes crashes / stop errors in windows xp, and you must update it through the creative website - windows does not auto-update it as it would for other drivers. (further information...)
Alex Lindsay
most soundblaster products such as sb live 5.1

Summary: 4 users judge emupia2k.sys to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall E-mu Plug-in Architecture Driver

emupia2k.sys E-mu Plug-in Architecture driver fix

To remove E-mu Plug-in Architecture driver from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for E-mu Plug-in Architecture Driver in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if emupia2k.sys (E-mu Plug-in Architecture 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 E-mu Plug-in Architecture driver. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for E-mu Plug-in Architecture 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 emupia2k.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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