Microsoft ACPI Driver Service Defaults in Windows 7

ACPI Driver for NT by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type: Boot
Display name:Microsoft ACPI Driver
Service name:ACPI
Service type:kernel
Error control:critical
Group:Boot Bus Extender
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ACPI

Default Behavior

Microsoft ACPI Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it is being loaded by Boot Loader before Kernel initialization. If Microsoft ACPI Driver fails to load, Windows 7 attempts to write the error data into Event Log and restart the computer, using the Last Known Good configuration. If the Last Known Good configuration is not valid, Windows 7 startup ends with a Stop error. If you remove or disable the ACPI service, Windows 7 won't start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Microsoft ACPI Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config ACPI start= boot
sc start ACPI

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The ACPI service is using the ACPI.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 7 installation media.