Provides a common interface and object model to access management information about operating system, devices, applications and services. If this service is stopped, most Windows-based software will not function properly. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.
|Windows XP edition||without SP||SP1||SP2||SP3|
|Display name:||Windows Management Instrumentation|
|Path:||%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs|
The Windows Management Instrumentation service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Windows Management Instrumentation fails to load or initialize, Windows XP start up proceeds. No warning is displayed, but the error is recorded into the Event Log.
Windows Management Instrumentation will not start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:
If the Windows Management Instrumentation is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:
1. Select your Windows XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreWindowsManagementInstrumentationWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.
3. Run the downloaded batch file.
4. Restart the computer to save changes.
Note. Make sure that the
WMIsvc.dll file exists in the
%WinDir%\system32\wbem folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows XP installation media.