ACPIEC Service Defaults in Windows XP

Default Settings

Startup type:Disabled
Display name:ACPIEC
Service name:ACPIEC
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Boot Bus Extender
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ACPIEC

Default Behavior

ACPIEC is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it is disabled and isn't loading or starting. If the ACPIEC fails to start, the technical information about the error is added to the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box should be displayed informing the user that the ACPIEC service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for ACPIEC

1. Run the Command Prompt.

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

sc stop ACPIEC
sc config ACPIEC start= disabled

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.