Windows 10 Services

CD/DVD File System Reader - Windows 10 Service

ISO9660/Joliet File System Reader for CD/DVDs. (Core) (All pieces).

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

Startup Type

Windows 10 edition 1507 1511 1607 1703
Home Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled
Pro Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled
Education Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled
Enterprise Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled

Default Properties

Display name:CD/DVD File System Reader
Service name:cdfs
Error control:normal
Group:Boot File System

Default Behavior

The CD/DVD File System Reader service is a file system driver. If CD/DVD File System Reader fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the cdfs service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for CD/DVD File System Reader

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreCDDVDFileSystemReaderWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the cdfs.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.