What is emupia2k?

Emupia2k.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 emupia2k.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Emupia2k.sys file information

The process known as E-mu Plug-in Architecture Driver belongs to software E-mu Plug-in Architecture Driver or E-mu Plug-In Architecture by Creative Technology (

Description: Emupia2k.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Emupia2k.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 92,696 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 77,824 bytes and 9 more variants. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. The emupia2k.sys file is not a Windows core file. Emupia2k.sys is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. emupia2k.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 17% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify emupia2k.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as emupia2k.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the emupia2k.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.


User Comments

Soundblaster Audigy file
The E-MU Digital Audio System delivers everything you need to produce audio on a PC with professional results - 24-bit/192kHz converters, hardware-accelerated effects and mixing, and seamless compatibility with your favorite PC audio/sequencer software. Whether you are recording full-blown productions or running virtual instruments on a dedicated computer, the E-MU Digital Audio System is the perfect solution for any application that only requires a couple channels of premium analog I/O. This is also part of the Creative Audigy 2's.
Essential for Soundblaster 5.1. However, this driver causes crashes / stop errors in windows xp, and you must update it through the creative website - windows does not auto-update it as it would for other drivers.
  Alex Lindsay   (further information)
most soundblaster products such as sb live 5.1

Summary: Average user rating of emupia2k.sys: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 4 users think emupia2k.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving emupia2k issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with emupia2k. 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 emupia2k.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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