Fixing ACID.exe Issues - How to Download and Repair

Last Updated: 11/28/2023
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Windows Executable files, such as ACID.exe, are considered a type of Win32 EXE (Windows Executable) file. They are associated with the EXE file extension, developed by Alcohol Soft for Alcohol 120%

The initial introduction of ACID.exe released in Alcohol 120% was for Windows 10 on 10/12/2016. This file marks the latest update from Alcohol Soft, according to our records.

Please see below for more detailed information, EXE file troubleshooting instructions, and free downloads of different versions of ACID.exe.

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File Overview

General Information
File Name: ACID.exe
File Extension: EXE file extension
File Type: Executable Application
Description: Windows Executable
MIME Type: application/octet-stream
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Developer and Software Information
Software Program: Alcohol 120%
Developer: Alcohol Soft
Software: Alcohol 120%
Software Version:
File Details
Entry Point: 0x22c10
Code Size: 32768

What are ACID.exe Error Messages?

ACID.exe Runtime Errors

Runtime errors are Alcohol 120% errors that occur during "runtime". Runtime is pretty self-explanatory; it means that these EXE errors are triggered when ACID.exe is attempted to be loaded either when Alcohol 120% is starting up, or in some cases already running. Runtime errors are the most common form of EXE error you will encounter using Alcohol 120%.

In most cases, ACID.exe runtime errors occurring while the program is running will result in the program terminating abnormally. Most of these ACID.exe error messages mean that Alcohol 120% was either unable to locate this file on startup, or the file is corrupt, resulting in a prematurely-aborted startup process. Generally, Alcohol 120% will be unable to start without resolving these errors.

Some of the most common ACID.exe errors include:

  • ACID.exe - Bad Image.
  • ACID.exe Application Error.
  • ACID.exe could not be found.
  • ACID.exe could not be installed.
  • ACID.exe could not be launched. Class not registered.
  • ACID.exe could not be started.
  • ACID.exe failed to initialize properly.
  • ACID.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
  • ACID.exe is not a valid Win32 application.
  • ACID.exe is not running.
  • Cannot find ACID.exe.
  • Error starting program: ACID.exe.
  • Faulting Application Path: ACID.exe.
  • The file ACID.exe is missing or corrupt.
  • Windows failed to start - ACID.exe.
System Error

The program can’t start because ACID.exe is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

Finding the source of the ACID.exe error is key to properly resolving these errors. Although most of these EXE errors affecting ACID.exe will happen during startup, occasionally you will encounter a runtime error while using Alcohol 120% This can occur due to poor programming on behalf of Alcohol Soft, conflicts with other software or 3rd-party plug-ins, or caused by damaged and outdated hardware. Also, these types of ACID.exe errors can occur if it has been accidentally moved, deleted, or corrupted by a malware infection. Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

How to Fix ACID.exe Errors in 3 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your ACID.exe issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.

Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the ACID.exe error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: If recently installed Alcohol 120% (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling Alcohol 120% software.

You can uninstall Alcohol 120% software by following these instructions (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Uninstall" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click "Add or Remove Programs"
  4. Find the entry for Alcohol 120% and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall Alcohol 120% software.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

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Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many ACID.exe error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the ACID.exe error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.

If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your ACID.exe File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate ACID.exe file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free ACID.exe files for every applicable version of Alcohol 120%. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download ACID.exe Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate Alcohol 120% folder location:
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\
  4. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows 10.

GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve ACID.exe problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.

Download ACID.exe Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)

CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying ACID.exe to your appropriate Windows system directory. Alcohol Soft typically does not release Alcohol 120% EXE files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing ACID.exe and all other EXE files for Alcohol 120%. An incorrectly installed EXE file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

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