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Unable To Connect To Wmi Service '\\.\root\cimv2'


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#1 wholikeswood

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 05:03 PM

Yo, really worried about this.

I've not been able to get Windows Updates. Did Network Diagnostics off the Help Menu, got the error code in my title (Unable to connect to WMI service '\\.\root\cimv2'), found about 3 pages on the net that actually had resolutions for that, tried em all, no luck, but now i get a different error code when i try to download Windows Updates (0x80070005), and the Network Diagnostics still give this same screen:

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/5466/wmijh5.png

Really at a loss. Cheers in anticipation of help.

(Oooh, just thought i'd stick a few details in - im using Windows XP with SP2, dont think i have any viruses because i've run Nod32 + Spybot + AdAware + etc = all clear, not sure what else to say other than the fact that im fairly computer literate but am really stuck over this issue).

Zoiks! Some help needed.

Edited by wholikeswood, 03 April 2008 - 05:03 PM.


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Posted 03 April 2008 - 06:18 PM

Similar situation: http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-180131.php

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 06:02 AM

yep, thats the page i found first & i've tried all the methods on there, but it made no difference & in fact one of them broke my MSN Live Messenger, which meant having to do a system restore.

out of interest, if i just reinstall Windows XP...this problem would be cleared up and updates would be able to get downloaded again, right?

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 09:31 AM

LOL...well I can't say what the fix is...I still don't know what the origin of the problem is :thumbsup:.

Have you seen these sites:

http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsg...7101cfd&p=1

http://www.updatexp.com/0x800A138F.html

I'd try these sites before attempting a repair install. Repair installs are usually my last recourse before a clean install.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 04:50 PM

my god, i must have real system problems.

couldnt find "Local Security Policy" in Administrative Tools

couldnt find it by searching for "secpol.msc" either

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 06:03 PM

http://www.techspot.com/vb/all/windows/t-9...-secpolmsc.html

Local security policy is another function in XP Pro, not XP Home.

It seems that sometimes people forget that there are 2 versions, very similar in some ways, but dissimilar in a few significant ways when trying to address problems.

Louis

Edited by hamluis, 04 April 2008 - 06:04 PM.





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