24 Feb

WMI might be corrupted error


One or more of the following may apply:

  • You are unable to view Network properties.
  • You receive one of these error messages:
    • “Windows cannot display the properties of this connection. Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) might be corrupted.”
    • “Unable to view System Information (MSinfo32)”


  1. Click the Start button (Windows XP users should then click Run).
  2. Type services.msc and press Enter.
  3. In the new window, locate and then right click on “Windows Management Instrumentation”.
  4. Click Stop.
  5. Click the Start button (Windows XP users should then click Run).
  6. Type “%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem\Repository” without quotes and press Enter.
  7. A folder will open. Delete all of the files and folders in that folder.
  8. Restart the computer.

7 Responses to WMI might be corrupted error

  1. it doesn’t work for me> i previously installed connectifyme and i think it was the cause of what i am suffering now

  2. it worked, many thanks!

  3. thanks it worked for me on windows 7 64bits

  4. You helped me so much. I’ve been struggling with this thing forever…and had even given up. Thank you for taking the time to post this in an effort to help more than one of us!

  5. Between step 4., and 7., do as faster you can. Only that worked for me (windows 7).

  6. Thanks.. Its worked (WIN 7)

  7. Thank, It would not have worked unless I hve right clicked to the WMI and changed mode from “disable to automatic, start”

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