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.


  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. 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!

  3. 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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