What is dvd_2K?

Dvd_2K.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if dvd_2K.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Dvd_2K.sys file information

The process known as DVD-RAM AddOn Driver belongs to software DirectCD or Roxio Easy Media Creator (version 8, 7) or Drag-to-Disc by Roxio ( or Sonic Solutions (

Description: Dvd_2K.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The dvd_2K.sys file is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 27,264 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 25,898 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows system file. dvd_2K.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with dvd_2K.sys, you can uninstall the software Roxio Easy Media Creator 8 or Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify dvd_2K.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as dvd_2K.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the dvd_2K.sys process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Error I encountered was caused by a blank DVD being in drive. Once removed and scanned, no other problems were apparent
  Barbara Newell  
The following link provided a solution for me, once open scroll down to near the bottom, and follow instructions to rename file.
  Adam   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of dvd_2K.sys: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks dvd_2K.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving dvd_2K issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with dvd_2K. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the dvd_2K.sys process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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