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IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service - Windows XP Service

Manages CD recording using Image Mastering Applications Programming Interface (IMAPI). If this service is stopped, your computer will be unable to record CDs. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

This service exists in Windows XP only.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
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Default Properties

Display name:IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service
Service name:ImapiService
Type:own
Path:%WinDir%\system32\imapi.exe
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem

Default Behavior

The IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service runs as LocalSystem in its own process. It does not share an executable file with other services. If the IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the ImapiService service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service

Automated Restore

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

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

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

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