ACPI BIOS ERROR: Use These Solutions [Fix]

Disabling the AHCI from the BIOS can solve this issue for good

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Blue Screen of Death errors such as ACPI_BIOS_ERROR on Windows 11 or any other version can be serious since they will restart your computer every time they appear.

This issue appears usually due to your BIOS settings, and to fix it, you just need to follow the steps from this guide.

How can I fix the ACPI_BIOS_ERROR?

1. Remove your SSD and update your BIOS

  1. Visit your motherboard manufacturer’s download page.
  2. Select your motherboard model and choose Driver & Utility section.
  3. Navigate to BIOS & Firmware section. Select the latest version of BIOS and click on Download.
  4. After downloading the file, move it to flash drive.
  5. Restart your PC and keep pressing F2 to access BIOS.
  6. Select the Instant Flash option and select the file you downloaded from the USB drive.
  7. Wait for the process to finish and don’t interrupt it.

For Samsung laptops:

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Installing BIOS is an advanced procedure, and you can cause permanent damage to your PC if you don’t perform it properly, so be sure to check your motherboard manual for detailed instructions.
  1. Locate your SSD drive and disconnect it.
  2. Start your laptop and you should see Samsung’s prompt asking you to press F4 to start Recovery Mode.
  3. Press F4 and quickly reconnect your SSD drive.
  4. Choose the option to restore and wait for the process to complete.
  5. Run SW Update software and install the BIOS update.

You can also use specialized software to fix these types of issues without having to update your firmware.

2. Enter BIOS and disable AHCI

  1. While your PC boots, press F2 to enter BIOS.
  2. Navigate to Integrated Peripherals.
  3. Locate the AHCI Mode and set it to Disabled.

For more information on BIOS, we suggest that you check our how to access BIOS guide.

3. Use a third-party BSOD fixer

One easy way to fix any BSoD error is by installing specialized software. This kind of specialized software scans your device for corrupted system files or harmful files from other software.

Afterward, it shows you a list of all of them. You can choose to restore these files with a couple of simple clicks. The program does everything for you.

4. Update your drivers

  1. Visit your motherboard’s website.
  2. Select your model and go to Driver & Utility.
  3. In the Driver section, download the latest drivers for all components.
  4. Now install the drivers and check if that solves the problem.

Do keep in mind that you need to perform these steps for all hardware components that you have on your PC. For more information, visit our how to update drivers guide.

To make this process faster and simpler, you can always use driver updater software.

5. Set the ACPI mode to S1 in BIOS

  1. While your PC boots, keep pressing F2 to enter BIOS.
  2. Locate the ACPI mode and set it to S1.
  3. Save the changes.
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For detailed instructions on how to do that, we strongly advise that you check your motherboard manual since every motherboard’s BIOS has a different UI.

6. Disable the jumper JPME1 and reflash BIOS

  1. Turn off your PC and disconnect it from the power source.
  2. Open the computer case.
  3. Locate the JPME1 jumper and disable it.
  4. After doing that, reflash your BIOS.

Owners of the X9DAI motherboard reported that disabling the JPME1 jumper and reflashing the BIOS fixed this issue for them. Do keep in mind that this solution might not work for other motherboard models.

7. Uninstall the Microsoft ACPI Compliant driver

  1. Press Windows key + X and select Device Manager from the list.
  2. When Device Manager starts, locate the Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control method battery. 
  3. Right-click it, and choose Uninstall device.
  4. Click the Scan for hardware changes button and let Windows 10 install any new drivers.
  5. Restart your PC.

A few users reported that uninstalling the Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control method battery driver fixed the ACPI_BIOS_ERROR BSOD error on certain laptops, so you might want to try it.

If you cannot access Windows 10 normally, you might have to perform these steps from Safe Mode. To enter Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Restart your PC during the boot sequence a few times.
  2. This should start Automatic Repair.
  3. Select Troubleshoot.
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  4. Navigate to Advanced options.
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  5. Then, select Startup Settings and click the Restart button.
  6. Once your computer restarts, you’ll see a list of options. Press 5 or F5 to enter Safe Mode with Networking.

8. Install Windows 10 in UEFI mode

  1. Connect the bootable USB flash drive to your PC and restart your computer.
  2. While your computer boots press F11 to select a boot device. Bear in mind that your motherboard might be using a different key, so be sure to check the motherboard manual for detailed instructions.
  3. You should see a list of options. Select UEFI: Your USB Flash Drive.
  4. Follow the instructions to complete Windows 10 setup.

To do this, you’ll need a bootable USB flash drive with Windows 10 on it. You can easily create a bootable USB flash drive with Windows 10 on it.

9. Remove the overclock settings

  1. While your PC boots, keep pressing F2 to enter BIOS.
  2. Navigate to Overclocking section.
  3. Now reset all overclocking settings to the default.

If you’re using overclocking software, you should also disable all overclock settings and check if that helps.

10. Reset BIOS to default

  1. Restart your PC.
  2. While the PC boots, keep pressing F2 to access BIOS.
  3. Go to the Exit section and choose Restore Defaults.
  4. Save changes and restart your PC.


This is a Blue Screen of Death error, and as such, it will always crash your PC and force it to restart, causing you to lose any unsaved data.

Luckily, the error isn’t usually caused by hardware failure, but there might be certain incompatibilities that are causing this issue to appear.

Should I turn off ACPI?

ACPI is a useful feature, and there are no benefits to disabling it. If you choose to turn it off, your power consumption will go up.

In addition, heat emission will increase thus reducing the lifespan of certain hardware components.

Other instances of the ACPI BIOS ERROR you might encounter

  • ACPI_BIOS_error Windows 10 install – This error can appear while trying to install Windows 10. If this happens, it’s advised to check your BIOS configuration and change a couple of settings before attempting to install Windows 10 again.
  • ACPI_BIOS_error Windows 7 – Many users reported this error in Windows 7. Even if you’re not using Windows 10, you should be able to fix your problem by using one of our solutions.
  • ACPI_BIOS_error Surface 2 – This issue can affect almost any Windows device and Surface is not an exception. If you have this problem on your Surface device, you will be able to fix it using the solutions from this article.
  • ACPI BIOS error RAM – Most common hardware cause for blue screen errors is your RAM. If you have this problem on your PC, it’s advised to scan your RAM and check if it’s faulty. In addition, be sure to remove any overclock settings that you have applied to your RAM.
  • ACPI BIOS error Toshiba, Asus, Acer, Sony Vaio, Dell, HP, Lenovo – This issue can affect PCs from any manufacturer. This problem can be related to your drivers, so you might have to update them or find and reinstall the problematic driver.
  • ACPI_BIOS_error acpi.sys – This error message will sometimes give you a name of the file that caused the error. If that happens, you need to do a bit of research and find the driver or device that is associated with that file.
  • ACPI BIOS error loop, blue screen – Since this is a blue screen error, sometimes it might force your PC into a restart loop. This can be a big problem, but you should be able to fix it by changing your BIOS settings.

If you’re unable to access Windows due to the ACPI_BIOS_ERROR message, the problem is most likely your BIOS configuration. To fix the issue, you might have to reset your BIOS to default.

You can also get ACPI BIOS ERROR on Windows 11, and the solutions from this guide can be applied on it as well.

This isn’t the only error you can get, and many reported ACPI.sys error and ACPI_DRIVER_INTERNAL error, but we fixed those in separate guides.

In case you’re still having issues, be sure to visit our guide on how to fix the blue screen loop on your PC.

That’s about it. We’ve listed lots of solutions for you to try. As always, for more questions or suggestions, let us know in the comments section below.

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