Digital CD Audio Playback Filter Driver (redbook) Service Defaults in Windows XP

Redbook Audio Filter Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:System
Display name:Digital CD Audio Playback Filter Driver
Service name:redbook
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Pnp Filter
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\DRIVERS\redbook.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\redbook

Default Behavior

Digital CD Audio Playback Filter Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it is starting right at Kernel initialization. If the Digital CD Audio Playback 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 redbook service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Digital CD Audio Playback Filter Driver

1. Select your Windows XP edition and service pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the WinXP_redbook_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file.

4. Restart the computer.

The redbook service is using the redbook.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows XP installation media.