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Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extensions - Windows XP Service

Provides systems management information to and from drivers.

This service exists in Windows XP only.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
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Default Properties

Display name:Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extensions
Service name:Wmi
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\System32\advapi32.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem

Default Behavior

The Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extensions service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extensions fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Wmi service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extensions

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreWindowsManagementInstrumentationDriverExtensionsWindowsXP.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 advapi32.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows XP installation media.