Windows Vista Services

CD-ROM Driver - Windows Vista Service

SCSI CD-ROM Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

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

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
Starter System System System
Home Basic System System System
Home Premium System System System
Business System System System
Ultimate System System System

Default Properties

Display name:CD-ROM Driver
Service name:cdrom
Error control:normal
Group:SCSI CDROM Class

Default Behavior

CD-ROM Driver is a kernel mode driver. If CD-ROM Driver fails to start, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the cdrom service has failed to start. At least one service depends on CD-ROM Driver. Therefore I do not recommend you to disable it.


If CD-ROM Driver is stopped, the CD/DVD File System Reader fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for CD-ROM Driver

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreCDROMDriverWindowsVista.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 cdrom.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows Vista installation media.