Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Windows XP Services - IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service

Windows XP Services - IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service

Microsoft Description:

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

Importance of IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service

  • This service manages burning CDs through the IMAPI (Image Mastering Applications Programming Interface) COM interface and performs CD-R writes when requested by the user through Windows explorer, WMP (Windows Media Player) or 3rd party applications which use this API.

  • The Image Mastering API (IMAPI) allows an application to stage and burn a simple audio or data image to CD-R and CD-RW devices. The API supports the following formats: Redbook audio and data discs with both Joliet and ISO 9660. The architecture allows for future expansion of the supported format set.

  • Stopping or disabling this service may prevent burning a CD-R. If a 3rd party CD-RW application is used, turning off this service may not impact recording to CD-R. If this service is started after log on, you must log off your computer in order to write data to CD-R media via your CD-R using Windows Explorer.


Startup type: Disabled
Service status: Stopped

This service depends on the following system components:


The following system components depend on this service:



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