CD-Burning Filter Driver (Imapi) Service Defaults in Windows XP

Default Settings

Startup type:System
Display name:CD-Burning Filter Driver
Service name:Imapi
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Pnp Filter
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Imapi

Default Behavior

CD-Burning Filter Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it is starting right at Kernel initialization. If the CD-Burning Filter Driver 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 Imapi service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of CD-Burning Filter Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt.

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

sc config Imapi start= system
sc start Imapi

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.