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"WinMgmt.exe has generated errors" - What does this mean?

dieselstation

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i keep getting this error box that comes up about every 30 seconds.. and i can't figure it out. what DOES this error mean and how do i fix it? i'm on Win2K. here's a screenshot.
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dieselstation

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I found the answer:


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SYMPTOMS
When you start your computer, you may receive the following error message:

Winmgmt.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows. You will need to restart the program. An error log is being created.
The error message appears approximately every 30 seconds.



CAUSE
This behavior can occur if files in the %SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem\Repository folder become corrupted. The error message appears repeatedly because Winmgmt.exe polls the files every 30 to 60 seconds.



RESOLUTION
To resolve this behavior, delete and then recreate the files in the %SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem\Repository folder:

On the Desktop, right-click My Computer , and then click Manage .


Under Services and Applications , click Services , and then stop the Windows Management Instrumentation service.


Delete all of the files that are in the %SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem\Repository folder.


Restart the computer. The files are recreated when the computer restarts.

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