Windows XP reports that Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) might be
You may receive any of the following error messages in Windows XP:
Unable to view network properties.
Windows cannot display the properties of connection. Windows Management
Instrumentation (WMI) might be corrupted.
Unable to view System Information (MSinfo32).
If you run Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), wmimgmt.msc, you receive:
Failed to connect to local computer due to WMI:Generic failure.
These errors will occur if the %SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem\Repository folder is
To fix this problem:
1. Use the Start menu to right-click My Computer.
2. Press the Manage item.
3. Double-click Services and Applications in the left-hand pane.
4. Press Services to expand it.
5. Scroll to Windows Management Instrumentation in the right-hand pane and
6. Press Stop.
7. Use Windows Explorer to delete all the files in the
8. Shutdown and restart your computer. The Windows Management Instrumentation
service will start and the files will be re-created.
I had a problem with WMI, I also had a problem deleting
%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem\Repository. I had to run Error Checking (Chkdsk).
And then try to delete the file. C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem\Repository\FS.
Courtesy of Kelly T. @ http://www.kellys-korner.com/
[Windows Management Instrumentation - WinMgmt could not initialize the core
Go to Start/Run/CMD and then run each of these hitting enter after each:
This may or may not repair the repository but will re-install wmi into the
Hope this helps. Let us know.
CM hunted and pecked at the keyboard:
> I'm getting all kinds of errors connected with the WMI.
> I've done all the troubleshooting suggested but keep
> running up against error 0x80041002 (WMI not found.)
> I have not had a virus, have reloaded XP twice, once a
> clean reload, but no help.