How to eliminate gdrv driver problemsThe gdrv.sys (GIGABYTE Tools) 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 gdrv.sys process is also known as GIGABYTE Tools and is a part of Windows® Server (Version 2003 DDK driver). This software is produced by Windows® Server (www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/windows-server) (Version 2003 DDK provider). An obsolete or defective version of gdrv.sys can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- GIGABYTE Tools has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- GIGABYTE Tools 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)
- gdrv.sys has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module gdrv.sys. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about gdrv.sys GIGABYTE Tools
gdrv.sys is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Gdrv.sys is found in the C:\Windows directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 25,640 bytes (60% of all these files), 26,192 bytes or, as the case may be, 18,296 bytes.
This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. gdrv.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, 26% 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 gdrv.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 gdrv?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Windows® Server
To remove GIGABYTE Tools 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 Windows® Server in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if gdrv.sys (GIGABYTE Tools) 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 GIGABYTE Tools. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for GIGABYTE Tools 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 gdrv.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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