How to eliminate meiudf driver problemsThe meiudf.sys (DVD-RAM UDF File System 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 meiudf.sys process is also known as DVD-RAM UDF File System Driver and is a part of unknown. This software is produced by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. (www.panasonic.co.jp/global). An obsolete or defective version of meiudf.sys can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- DVD-RAM UDF File System driver has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- DVD-RAM UDF File System 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)
- meiudf.sys has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module meiudf.sys. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about meiudf.sys DVD-RAM UDF File System driver
meiudf.sys is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file meiudf.sys is found in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 102,384 bytes (77% of all these files), 102,320 bytes or, as the case may be, 90,416 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. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. meiudf.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, 44% 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 meiudf.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 meiudf?
|Driver for DVD RAM |
|It is causing repeated blue screen errors and system shut-downs, but it didn't even show on the Security Task Manager's list. |
Summary: One user judges meiudf.sys to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove DVD-RAM UDF File System 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 unknown in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if meiudf.sys (DVD-RAM UDF File System 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 DVD-RAM UDF File System driver. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for DVD-RAM UDF File System 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 meiudf.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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