How to eliminate entech driver problemsThe entech.sys (ENTECH) 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 entech.sys process is also known as ENTECH or, as the case may be, PowerStrip support NT kernel-mode driver and is a part of PowerStrip. This software is produced by EnTech Taiwan (www.entechtaiwan.com). An obsolete or defective version of entech.sys can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ENTECH has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ENTECH 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)
- entech.sys has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module entech.sys. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about entech.sys ENTECH
entech.sys is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Entech.sys is found in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 21,664 bytes (58% of all these files), 27,672 bytes or, as the case may be, 20,400 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. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. 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. There is no internal description of the file. This entech.sys process is often not active. entech.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, 18% 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 entech.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 entech?
|Entech64.sys Entech.sys Entech.vxd |
|PowerStrip provides advanced, multi-monitor, programmable hardware support to a wide range of graphics cards - from the venerable Matrox Millennium I to the latest ATI X1900 Crossfire and NVidia Quad-SLI 7900. It is in fact the only program of its type to support multiple graphics cards from multiple chipset vendors, simultaneously, under every Windows operating system from Windows 95 to the x64-bit edition of XP. |
Rico S Suav'e
|CO_Mon f:\windows\system32\drivers\co_mon.sys |
|The kernel-mode driver named "entech" has been used by benchmark programs like 3dmark and Aquamark. |
|PowerStrip support NT kernel-mode driver |
Summary: 3 users judge entech.sys to be an essential file that should not be touched. 4 users consider it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall PowerStrip
To remove ENTECH from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for PowerStrip in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if entech.sys (ENTECH) 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 ENTECH. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ENTECH 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 entech.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.