Windows XP Services

Standard IDE/ESDI Hard Disk Controller - Windows XP Service

IDE/ATAPI Port Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 11, 7, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
Home Boot Boot Boot Boot
Professional Boot Boot Boot Boot

Default Properties

Display name:Standard IDE/ESDI Hard Disk Controller
Service name:atapi
Error control:normal
Group:SCSI miniport

Default Behavior

is a kernel driver. If the Standard IDE/ESDI Hard Disk Controller fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the atapi service has failed to start.


If the Standard IDE/ESDI Hard Disk Controller is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:

Restore Default Startup Type of Standard IDE/ESDI Hard Disk Controller

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows XP edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreStandardIDEESDIHardDiskControllerWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

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