Cdfs Service Defaults in Windows XP

Default Settings

Startup type: Disabled
Display name:Cdfs
Service name:Cdfs
Service type:filesys
Error control:normal
Group:File system
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdfs

Default Behavior

Cdfs is a file system driver. In Windows XP it is disabled and isn't loading or starting. If the Cdfs fails to start, the technical information about the error is added to the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box should be displayed informing the user that the Cdfs service has failed to start.


Cdfs depends on the CD-ROM Driver service.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Cdfs

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Cdfs depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt.

2. Copy the commands below, paste them into the command window and press ENTER:

sc stop Cdfs
sc config Cdfs start= disabled

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.