Microsoft Windows Management Interface for ACPI (WmiAcpi) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Windows Management Interface for ACPI by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Microsoft Windows Management Interface for ACPI
Service name:WmiAcpi
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Extended Base
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\wmiacpi.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WmiAcpi

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Microsoft Windows Management Interface for ACPI

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win10_WmiAcpi_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The WmiAcpi service is using the wmiacpi.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 10 installation media.