How to Download and Repair ElbyCDIO.sys (3 Step Guide)

Last Updated: 05/30/2020
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ElbyCD Windows x64 I/O driver files such as ElbyCDIO.sys utilize the SYS file extension. This file is considered a Win64 EXE (Driver) file, and was first created by The RedFox Project for the CDRTools software package.

ElbyCDIO.sys was first developed on 01/13/2016 for the Windows 10 Operating System in Virtual CloneDrive 5.5.0. This file marks the latest update from The RedFox Project, according to our records.

Please continue reading to find your correct ElbyCDIO.sys file version download (free), detailed file information, and SYS file troubleshooting instructions.

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File Overview

General Information
File Name: ElbyCDIO.sys
File Extension: SYS file extension
Description: ElbyCD Windows x64 I/O driver
Object File Type: Driver
File Operating System: Windows NT 32-bit
MIME Type: application/octet-stream
User Popularity Rating:
Developer and Software Information
Software Developer: Elaborate Bytes AG
Software Program: CDRTools
Legal Copyright: Copyright (C) 2000 - 2014 Elaborate Bytes AG
File Details
Character Set: Unicode
Language Code: Neutral
File Flags: Private build, Special build
File Flags Mask: 0x003f
Entry Point: 0xa010
Code Size: 24576

What are ElbyCDIO.sys Error Messages?

ElbyCDIO.sys Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Errors

There are a number of reasons why you could be encountering issues with ElbyCDIO.sys. Most of the issues concerning SYS files involve Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) errors. These types of ElbyCDIO.sys errors can be cause by hardware problems, outdated firmware, corrupt drivers, or other software-related (eg. Virtual CloneDrive update) issues. Some of these errors include:

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. The problem seems to be caused by the following file: ElbyCDIO.sys.

:( Your PC ran into a problem that it couldn't handle, and now needs to restart. You can search for the error online: [BSOD] (ElbyCDIO.sys).


It's Critical to Resolve Blue Screen of Death Errors

In the majority of cases, you will encounter ElbyCDIO.sys BSOD errors after you've installed new hardware, software (Virtual CloneDrive), or performed a failed Windows Update. In other cases, software corruption caused by a malware infection can lead to ElbyCDIO.sys Blue Screen of Death errors. Therefore, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

GEEK TIP : As a rule of thumb, it's always a good idea to create a Windows "Snapshot" backup / System Restore Point before making any hardware or software changes to your computer. That way, it's very easy to restore your system in the unfortunate event you encounter a ElbyCDIO.sys Blue Screen of Death error after recent changes.

How to Fix ElbyCDIO.sys Errors in 3 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your ElbyCDIO.sys issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.

Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the ElbyCDIO.sys error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: If recently installed Virtual CloneDrive (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling Virtual CloneDrive software.

You can uninstall Virtual CloneDrive software by following these instructions (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Uninstall" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click "Add or Remove Programs"
  4. Find the entry for Virtual CloneDrive 5.5.0 and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall Virtual CloneDrive software.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

Virtual CloneDrive 5.5.0

The RedFox Project

Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many ElbyCDIO.sys error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the ElbyCDIO.sys error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.

If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your ElbyCDIO.sys File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate ElbyCDIO.sys file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free ElbyCDIO.sys files for every applicable version of Virtual CloneDrive. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download ElbyCDIO.sys Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate Virtual CloneDrive folder location:
    Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\
  4. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows 10.

GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve ElbyCDIO.sys problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.

Download ElbyCDIO.sys Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)

CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying ElbyCDIO.sys to your appropriate Windows system directory. The RedFox Project typically does not release Virtual CloneDrive SYS files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing ElbyCDIO.sys and all other SYS files for Virtual CloneDrive. An incorrectly installed SYS file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

Windows 10

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SYS Files Related to ElbyCDIO.sys

File Name Description Software Program (Version) File Size (bytes) File Location
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ElbyCDIO.sys ElbyCD Windows x64 I/O driver CDRTools ( 40344 C:\Windows\System32\drivers\

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