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I had a problem with my Microsoft SQL Server 2008, importing data and generating scripts, so I decided to uninstall it. When I tried to remove it, I got an error from the check screen. The WMI service is corrupted, so I need a way to reset the WMI service.

Platform: Windows 7 64bit

I did try winmgmt /resetrepository

to no effect.

Short of reinstalling Windows, what can I do?

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If its a file level corruption you could probably try the sfc /scannow command - this will check and replace any system files that are damaged.

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I had the same problem and using Repair WMI from fixed it.

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The tool mentioned in this answer fixed the issue for me & as a bonus got the question re-opened. –  bob Jan 10 at 15:18

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