What's Running 3.0
uses a Windows technology called
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
that has been around for more than
10 years for Windows operating systems.
In rare cases, the WMI subsystem, or parts of it components can become corrupt in
certain Windows installations. The most common WMI problem is that certain classes
(WMI classes) can't be instantiated, resulting for example in an WBEM_E_INVALID_CLASS:Win32_PerfFormattedData_PerfProc_Process
exception. This problem affects all applications using WMI, not only What's
Fortunately, Microsoft has put together a Diagnostic utility which helps in pinpointing
the problem. In order to understand what is wrong, run
Microsofts WMI diagnostic utility
. This tool will output a report, scan
the report for the string "error" and you will find the errors your installation
There are a few descriptions on the web about how to diagnose and fix WMI problems.
Please note that WhatsRunning.net can NOT guarantee the results of trying to fix
the WMI problems with the approaches described below.
I would be happy to hear from users who have successfully fixed WMI problems and
create a troubleshooting guide here on WhatsRunning.net.