How to repair WMI in Windows XP

Windows XP is a version of the Windows operating system that was launched by software developer Microsoft in 2001. Since its launch, Windows XP has been replaced by several Windows restarts. However, Windows XP continues to be popular with consumers. WMI (Windows Management Infrastructure – Windows Management Infrastructure) collaborates in various operating functions of the operating system, such as remote access. Learn how to repair WMI in Windows XP in order to increase the productivity of your computing experience.

Windows XP is a version of the Windows operating system that was launched by software developer Microsoft in 2001. Since its launch, Windows XP has been replaced by several Windows restarts. However, Windows XP continues to be popular with consumers. WMI (Windows Management Infrastructure – Windows Management Infrastructure) collaborates in various operating functions of the operating system, such as remote access. Learn how to repair WMI in Windows XP in order to increase the productivity of your computing experience.

Step 1

Click on the “Start” menu button in the lower left corner of the Windows XP screen.

Step 2

Select “Run” from the “Start” drop-down menu.

Step 3

Type “CMD.EXE” (without the quotes) in the dialog box that appears. Click on “OK”. This runs the “Command Prompt” window of Windows XP. If you are using a Windows XP installation that is modified by a “Service Pack” update, type “rundll32 wbemupgd, UpgradeRepository” (without the quotes) instead. This will automatically detect and repair a damaged WMI installation. Close the window and restart your computer. If you are using a Windows XP installation that is not modified by a “Service Pack”, continue with “Step 4”.

Step 4

Type “net stop winmgmt” (without the quotes) and press “Enter” on your keyboard. This opens the “Windows Management Instrumentation” window and the source folder for the WMI information. Point to the location of the folder on your hard drive. Your default location may vary depending on the computer and the installation of Windows XP.

Step 5

Click on the “Start” menu and select “My Computer.” Double click on the “C: \” partition of your hard drive. Navigate to the folder that appears in “Step 4”. Change the name of the folder to “Repository”. Close the window.

Step 6

Go back to the WMI dialog window of “Step 4”. Type “net start winmgmt” (without the quotes) and press “Enter” on your keyboard. Write “EXIT” (without the quotes) and press “Enter” on your keyboard. Close the dialog window, now WMI has been repaired in your installation of Windows XP.

 

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