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Can't start Windows Management Instrumentation service on Windows 7.
I read on another post here that running Windows Repair All-In-One will fix it.
I have run the latest version 4.0.25 three times in safe mode run as administrator.
I did include running chkdsk and sfc /scannow.
It hasn't fixed the problem.
While it was running I could see errors pass by very quickly.
I see in the logs there are a  number of entries that say "Could not find" a file.
I have attached all the logs.

This command shows that it's configured correctly:
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CMD /K SC QC WINMGMT

The output should be exactly as given below.

[SC] GetServiceConfig SUCCESS

SERVICE_NAME: winmgmt

    TYPE : 20 WIN32_SHARE_PROCESS
    START_TYPE : 2 AUTO_START
    ERROR_CONTROL : 0 IGNORE
    BINARY_PATH_NAME : C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
    LOAD_ORDER_GROUP :
    TAG : 0
    DISPLAY_NAME : Windows Management Instrumentation
    DEPENDENCIES : RPCSS
    SERVICE_START_NAME : LocalSystem


But when I look at the properties of Windows Management Instrumentation service, on the Dependencies tab it's blank.

Do you know of any reason why Windows Repair All-In-One wouldn't repair Windows Management Instrumentation Service

Thank you,

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Re: Can't start Windows Management Instrumentation service on Windows 7
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2018, 09:29:49 am »
The repair program once fixed a WMI problem for me, but run a cmd prompt as an admin and see if these cmds will resolve -

winmgmt /standalonehost

winmgmt /resetrepository

shutdown /r /t 00

and see what things are like after the reboot - else there are some suggestions in this article - https://superuser.com/questions/190960/repair-wmi-on-windows-7

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Re: Can't start Windows Management Instrumentation service on Windows 7
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2018, 09:33:49 am »
Thanks for the suggestions.
This is the response I got:

C:\Windows>winmgmt /standalonehost
Service configuration changes failed
Error code:  0x00000005

C:\Windows>winmgmt /resetrepository
WMI repository reset failed
Error code:     0x80070005
Facility:       Win32
Description:    Access is denied.

I will try the link now.

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Re: Can't start Windows Management Instrumentation service on Windows 7
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2018, 09:47:29 am »
I found a very old program on my computer from 9/18/2014.
It's from Tweaking.com to repair the WMI.
After I ran it, I did a reboot and it is fixed now.

Thank you,
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Re: Can't start Windows Management Instrumentation service on Windows 7
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2018, 09:50:36 am »
I wonder why that worked but not the latest repair program.

I'll pass this on to Shane.

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Re: Can't start Windows Management Instrumentation service on Windows 7
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2018, 09:59:26 am »
Maybe it worked because I ran the latest repair program in safe mode.
I ran the WMIRepair in normal mode.

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Re: Can't start Windows Management Instrumentation service on Windows 7
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2018, 10:04:59 am »
That's how you are supposed to run the repair program and is how I ran an earlier version to fix my WMI problem.

I've asked Shane if it could have been because of the updated Permission changes for Win 10 that has impacted the repair in Win 7.