When the atapi.sys file in the registry of a PC is infected with a virus or other type of malware, a blue screen crash may occur, often leading to an atapi.sys blue screen or blue screen atapi.sys error message. One of the symptoms of this is that any searches you do online may lead to you being redirected to a specific website.
This error often results when a software driver or hardware error has been highlighted and the OS cannot cope. As a result, the operating system will completely shut down and the infamous BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) will display the problem on the console via a code.
Simply rebooting the PC has been known to work in a few cases, but if the atapi.sys problem keeps coming up and you keep rebooting your PC you will just be making the problem worse in the long run.
The atapi.sys error indicates that there are corrupt files in the registry, whatever the cause may be, and that the registry needs to be thoroughly cleaned by specialist software designed for the task. Your other option is to use Windows System Restore to go back to a point before your registry became corrupted, but this can be quite time-consuming.
If you try doing it manually, one false move and you'd be in serious trouble. Corrupt files need to be replaced, and another benefit for the registry is that it will be left with more memory to function with.
Wondershare LiveBoot 2012 is a state-of-the-art tool that will clean up your registry and sort out any issues involving corrupt or lost files, as well as completing several other functions. This is a one-stop-shop tool of choice for fixing PC problems and keeping your PC running smooth and efficiently.
Whether you want to boot up your PC following a crash, repair partition tables, make backups of the OS or data files, clone the hard drive, perform regular PC checks or eradicate the atapi.sys blue screen XP error, Wondershare LiveBoot bootable CD/USB is the software to use.