What is CmdIde?

The genuine CmdIde.sys file is a software component of CMD PCI IDE Bus Driver by Silicon Image.
A driver file, CmdIde.sys Peripheral Component Interconnect Integrated Drive Electronics Bus allows the operating system to communicate with the physical bus to CMD controllers. Originally produced by CMD Technology, Silicon Image bought CMD in 2001. Many Silicon Image hardware storage devices still use CmdIde.sys for a controller driver. Silicon Image is based in Sunnyvale, California.

CMDIDE stands for CMD PCI Integrated Drive Electronics Bus Driver

CmdIde.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 operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if CmdIde.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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CmdIde.sys file information

The process known as CmdIde or CMD PCI IDE Bus Driver belongs to software CmdIde or Microsoft Windows Operating System by CMD Technology (

Description: CmdIde.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The CmdIde.sys file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 6,656 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. The file is a Microsoft signed file. The software is not active. It is not a Windows core file. CmdIde.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify CmdIde.sys related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CmdIde.sys. Therefore, you should check the CmdIde.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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Summary: Average user rating of CmdIde.sys: based on 4 votes with 1 user comment. 4 users think CmdIde.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving CmdIde issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with CmdIde. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the CmdIde.sys process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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