XP WMI error message

  maund 19:27 06 Jan 2004

Can anyone help,
My friends computer keeps coming up with the following annoying error message every couple of minutes. WMI has encountered a problem and needs to close, we are sorry for the invonvenience.

The error report contents show the following:

error signature, SZappname:wmiprvse.exe SZappver:5.1.2600.0 SZmodname:kernel32.dll SZmodver:5.1.2600.0 offset:0000cd71

Can anyone help


David Maunder

  spikeychris 19:42 06 Jan 2004

Go to Start/Run/CMD and type in: net stop winmgmt.

Then delete
the %windir&\system32\wbem\repository directory.

Once done go back to
Start/Run/CMD and type in: net start winmgmt

And/or: Go to Start/Run/CMD and then run each of these hitting enter after

winmgmt /clearadap

winmgmt /kill

winmgmt /unregserver

winmgmt /regserver

winmgmt /resyncperf

  maund 20:11 06 Jan 2004

thanks for the reply, i've completed the first part, but how do i do this?
Then delete the %windir&\system32\wbem\repository directory.



  spikeychris 20:59 06 Jan 2004

Use Windows explorer to find \system32\wbem\Repository. You could try and delete it without shutting Windows down, ie: ignore the net stop winmgmt command (Windows management) but it will not let you as Windows needs the folder whist its running.

Hit and hold the Windows key and press E, click the + symbol at the side of your hard drive then + at Windows then System32 then WBEM then right click and delete repository.

Go back to run and type cmd then type net start winmgmt



  maund 21:19 06 Jan 2004

many thanks chris what exactly did i do?

  spikeychris 21:43 06 Jan 2004

You fixed it!

What you really did is delete a corrupted directory, Windows rebuilds the folder when it restarts.

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