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wmiprvse.exe

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  • Coincident with installing SQL Server 2005 Express, i.e., correlation only (for now), I have been getting a dialog indicating an application error with wmiprvse.exe.  I cannot find any cause and effect.

     

    This is on a XP-Home OS which also has VC++ 2005 Express on it.

     

    Anyone have a similar experience?

     

    Thanks.

     

    Thomas

     

    Wednesday, November 15, 2006 1:47 PM

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  • FWIW, my post "How do I turn it off?" of yesterday (12/27/2006) and the applied answer have also "solved" this problem on the one machine that it was happening on.  That is, I did not get the wmiprvse.exe application error at time 2204 that I had been getting ever since installing SQL Server 2005 Express.  Not sure what wmiprvse does not like about SQL, but I will eventually have to find out.

    Thomas

     

    Thursday, December 28, 2006 4:10 PM

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  • hi Thomas,

    you can perhaps have a look at WMIDIAG, a tool to torubleshoout WMI problems...

    WMIDiag Download:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d7ba3cd6-18d1-4d05-b11e-4c64192ae97d&DisplayLang=en

    WMIDiag usage:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/topics/help/wmidiag.mspx

    regards

    Wednesday, November 15, 2006 3:13 PM
  • I did look at the suggested links and it is going to take me a while to work through them.  Thanks for the recommendations.

    The following is speculation on my part, so consider it FWIW.

    A Windows update (this is an XP-Home with SP2) about 10 days ago tried to install KB923980.  It keeps trying to install that.  Further, after I have gotten the message the application error message for wmiprvse.exe (having thrown an exception in an application location), KB923980 will try to install, again.

    This is an observation of correlation only since the problems seem to have started at about the same time.

    I have an XP-Pro SP2 laptop with the same software and it has not experienced the same problem.

    Thomas

     

    Saturday, November 18, 2006 1:25 PM
  • FWIW, my post "How do I turn it off?" of yesterday (12/27/2006) and the applied answer have also "solved" this problem on the one machine that it was happening on.  That is, I did not get the wmiprvse.exe application error at time 2204 that I had been getting ever since installing SQL Server 2005 Express.  Not sure what wmiprvse does not like about SQL, but I will eventually have to find out.

    Thomas

     

    Thursday, December 28, 2006 4:10 PM
  • This file is part of windows but if you have office 2003 installed on XP Home it can cause problems. It use all the memory and will not shut down or release the memory. You can shut it down manually by going to Task Manager, choosing processes and ending the process.

    To stop it leaking the memory permanently you need to goto http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us and choose the change settings or the remove hidden updates link (I can't remember which it is). Then set it to only update windows and not the office updates. I tried this and it works fine.

    Tuesday, February 27, 2007 10:59 AM
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    The WMIDiag utility is very helpful. I will make the changes and see if I stop receiving the error on my DELL Latitude D600 laptop running Windows XP Pro SP2.

    Friday, June 01, 2007 6:46 PM