Windows XP Services

CD-ROM Driver - Windows XP Service

SCSI CD-ROM Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 11, 7, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
Home System System System System
Professional System System System System

Default Properties

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

Default Behavior

is a kernel driver. If the CD-ROM Driver 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 Cdrom service has failed to start.


CD-ROM Driver will not start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

If the CD-ROM Driver is stopped, the Cdfs fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type of CD-ROM Driver

Automated Restore

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

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

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

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