What is atapi?
Atapi.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the OS, hardware etc.
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Atapi.sys file information
The process known as IDE/ATAPI Port Driver or Standard IDE/ESDI Hard Disk Controller or ATAPI IDE Miniport Driver belongs to software Standard IDE/ESDI Hard Disk Controller or Microsoft Windows Operating System or Controller disco rigido IDE/ESDI standard by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).
Description: Atapi.sys is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. atapi.sys is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 95,360 bytes (79% of all occurrences), 96,512 bytes, 86,912 bytes, 87,040 bytes or 86,656 bytes.
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. It is a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
Recommended: Identify atapi.sys related errors
Important: Some malware disguises itself as atapi.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the atapi.sys process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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