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How to eliminate cdrom driver problems

The cdrom.sys (SCSI CD-ROM driver) file is a Windows driver. Generally, drivers are used by Windows to enable internal components like graphic cards and drives, or external devices, such as printers, backup media or input devices.
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The cdrom.sys process is also known as SCSI CD-ROM Driver and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of cdrom.sys can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about cdrom.sys SCSI CD-ROM driver

cdrom.sys is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file cdrom.sys is found in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 108,544 bytes (33% of all these files), 67,072 bytes or, as the case may be, 62,976 bytes.
If necessary, you can manually stop or start this driver in the Device Manager. The Device Manager can be found in Windows Control Panel under Hardware and Sound/Devices and Printers/Device Manager. The driver facilitates access to your computer's hardware and accessories. The original file by Microsoft is digitally signed. So please check the file on your computer. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. There is no concrete documentation available for this service. The cdrom file is no part of Microsoft Windows. cdrom.sys appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 8% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves cdrom.sys. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

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Liable for virus problems
Graeme
File Version 5.1.2600.5512 is File Size 62,976 bytes
Dave / B00kwyrm
My cdrom.sys was a virus. Was lucky to cure it. (further information...)
Lisa

Summary: 2 users judge cdrom.sys to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted cdrom.sys. source: file.net

How to uninstall the program

To remove SCSI CD-ROM driver from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate the program in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if cdrom.sys (SCSI CD-ROM driver) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of SCSI CD-ROM driver. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for SCSI CD-ROM driver or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or cdrom.sys is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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