What is fasttx2k?

Fasttx2k.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 fasttx2k.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Fasttx2k.sys file information

The process known as Promise FastTrak Series Driver for WindowsXP or Promise Driver for Windows XP belongs to software Promise FastTrak Series Driver by Promise Technology (

Description: Fasttx2k.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file fasttx2k.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 142,336 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 159,744 bytes, 141,824 bytes, 160,384 bytes or 140,800 bytes. 
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. It is not a Windows core file. It is a Microsoft signed file. fasttx2k.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 21% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as fasttx2k.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the fasttx2k.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

FastTrack RAID controller
  Karl Grandt   (further information)
issues with win xp pro and home stop error 0x000000D1
is harmless, Its a RAID controller which is needed for your MOtherBOard to communicate with your HarD Drive
  eddie   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of fasttx2k.sys: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think fasttx2k.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving fasttx2k issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with fasttx2k. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the fasttx2k.sys process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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