ACPI Wake Alarm Driver (acpitime) Service Defaults in Windows 8

ACPI Wake Alarm by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:ACPI Wake Alarm Driver
Service name:acpitime
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Extended Base
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\acpitime

Default Behavior

The ACPI Wake Alarm Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If ACPI Wake Alarm Driver fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the acpitime service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for ACPI Wake Alarm Driver

1. Select your Windows 8 edition and update pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win8_acpitime_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The acpitime service is using the acpitime.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If the file is corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.