ACPI Power Meter Driver (AcpiPmi) Service Defaults in Windows 10

ACPI Power Metering Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:ACPI Power Meter Driver
Service name:AcpiPmi
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\AcpiPmi

Default Behavior

ACPI Power Meter Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If ACPI Power Meter Driver fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the AcpiPmi service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of ACPI Power Meter Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config AcpiPmi start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The AcpiPmi service is using the acpipmi.sys file that is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.