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WMI not functioning

My OS Windows 7 Prof.....all of a sudden my WMI stopped working. I ran SFC chk'd out ok same for "Chkdsk" but the "wmimgmt" control panel revealed this.."failed to connect to local computer because Win32 unable to complete the requested operation because of either a catistrophic media failure or a data structure corruption on the disk". I've searched all over for a solution and the one that seems to be the simplest is to delete and rebuild the "repository file". Could someone confirm this or give my other instructions

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Hi Robert.......just to confirm I am not using Bitlocker or any form of EFS. Are you giving me the Ok to proceed with deleting and rebuilding the "repository file" then as the solution ?

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I am pleased to report back that we got my WMI functioning properly again. For the benefit of others I will briefly describe the procedure.Click Windows logo...type "services" in the "search box"...right click on services to run adm rights....scroll down to "windows management instrumentation" click on "stop" then click on "my computer" and follow this path c:\windows\system32\wbem\repository. Then rename the "repository folder to....repository.old
Now go back in "services" and "restart" windows management instrumention.
Thanks for your guidence Robert

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