CD Rom Drivers are another form of device drivers. This time the device is a removable hard disk called the CD. CD Rom Drivers also perform all the functions that a device driver is supposed to perform. The driver is basically the link between the camera and the picture application on your PC. When an external device such as the CD is connected to the PC it needs a bridge to be able to communicate with applications on your PC. This bridge is provided in the form of CD Rom Drivers. The CD Rom Driver basically makes the information stored in the CD compatible for use on the PC. Without the CD Rom Driver you will not be able to access the information in the CD and will also be unable to perform any kinds of tasks with or on it. Different CDs with different contents may have different drivers. So make sure you have the driver installed before fretting about why your CD is not working.
A CD Rom Driver works in the very same way that any other driver would. When you, the user commands the application to perform a task then immediately the command is transported to the CD Rom Driver which transports it to the CD Rom. The CD Rom now takes the necessary steps to produce the desired effect and sends these to the CD Rom Driver which finally send it to the application on your PC in the form of a response to the command. This string of events occurs very fast at lightning speed and you immediately get to hear what you want to. Just because the steps are too many, it does not translate into a time consuming long process. What is going on inside your PC is a complex series of events that trigger the response to your command.
A CD Rom Driver makes installing softwares and other programs from the CD a faster affair. Normally it would take you a while to install programs from a CD Rom to the computer. With the CD Rom Driver this job is done much faster and with relative ease. But the CD Rom Driver also needs regular updates. Without these regular updates the CD Rom Driver will become outdated and then all the benefits that it provides will not be applicable any more. So to prevent this and to make installing off CDs a much quicker and simpler affair, do install a CD Rom Driver on your PC.