How to eliminate iomdisk driver problemsThe iomdisk.sys (Iomega Disk Filter 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 iomdisk.sys process is also known as Iomega Disk Filter Driver or, as the case may be, Iomega Devices Disk Filter Services and is a part of Microsoft® Windows NT® Operating System or, as the case may be, Iomega Devices Disk Filter Services. This software is produced by Iomega (www.iomega.com). An obsolete or defective version of iomdisk.sys can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Iomega Disk Filter driver has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Iomega Disk Filter 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)
- iomdisk.sys has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module iomdisk.sys. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about iomdisk.sys Iomega Disk Filter driver
iomdisk.sys is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Iomdisk.sys is found in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 30,258 bytes (71% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 50,898 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. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. iomdisk.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, 30% 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 iomdisk.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 iomdisk?
|I have a file size (not on disk) of 32,658 |
|omega driver for ZIP disk drive |
|causes random crashes |
|Part of Windows which opens your built in wallpaper/screensavers |
|renamed it and got blue screen. Had to boot to Linux CD to change the name back. |
|Driver for iomega stuff - deleting it can stop vista booting |
|it makes my winXPproSP2 hang up on boot. i hate this thingie! make it go away!!!! |
|If renamed will cause boot up blue screen. |
Summary: 3 users judge iomdisk.sys to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall Microsoft® Windows NT® Operating System or Iomega Devices Disk Filter Services
To remove Iomega Disk Filter driver 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 Microsoft® Windows NT® Operating System or Iomega Devices Disk Filter Services in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if iomdisk.sys (Iomega Disk Filter 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 Iomega Disk Filter driver. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Iomega Disk Filter 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 iomdisk.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.