What is pwdspio?

The genuine pwdspio.sys file is a software component of Partition Wizard by MiniTool Solution Ltd..
A driver file for MiniTool's Partition Wizard software, this file is required for partition type conversion. It is one of several system files used by Partition Wizard, and may be required for other Partition Wizard functions. Partition Wizard is a Windows application that has the ability to resize partitions, convert partitions and file systems, realign partitions, and fix Master Boot Records. MiniTool Solution Limited has a software company located in Canada. Partition Wizard is their flagship software.

PWDsPIO stands for Partition Wizard Disk Partition Input Output

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

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Pwdspio.sys file information

The process known as pwdspio or Partition Wizard Display I/O Driver belongs to software pwdspio by MT SOLUTION LTD or MiniTool Solution.

Description: Pwdspio.sys is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Pwdspio.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 11,088 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 11,104 bytes or 10,200 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. There is no description of the program. The software is not active. The program is not visible. Pwdspio.sys is digitally signed. The service has no detailed description. Pwdspio.sys is not a Windows core file. pwdspio.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 16% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify pwdspio.sys related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as pwdspio.sys. Therefore, you should check the pwdspio.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

part of mini tool partition manager?
This file is a part of mini tool partition manager.
  Suman Adhikari  
MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition
  Samuel Knight   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of pwdspio.sys: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving pwdspio issues

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