How to eliminate TosIde driver problemsThe TosIde.sys (TosIde) 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 TosIde.sys process is also known as TosIde or, as the case may be, Toshiba PCI IDE Controller and is a part of TosIde or, as the case may be, Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of TosIde.sys can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- TosIde has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- TosIde 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)
- TosIde.sys has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module TosIde.sys. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about TosIde.sys TosIde
The original TosIde.sys file is definitely a Windows system file, but many viruses use the same name in order to remain unnoticed. TosIde.sys is found in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory.
The file size is 4,992 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. The Windows operating system requires this file. TosIde.sys has been digitally signed by Microsoft itself to guarantee its authenticity. This TosIde program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. There is no concrete documentation available for this service. TosIde.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, 0% 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 TosIde.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 TosIde?
|Microsoft Corporation Toshiba PCI IDE Controller |
|AVG caught it as a virus: win32 patched DY |
|Runscanner, a "freeware startup analyzer" says this file doesn't exist in my HDD. I'm using a sata one. Maybe this is the reason. |
Summary: One user judges TosIde.sys to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, one user has already deleted TosIde.sys. source: file.net
How to uninstall TosIde or the program
To remove TosIde 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 TosIde or the program in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if TosIde.sys (TosIde) 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 TosIde. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for TosIde 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 TosIde.sys is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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.