If you subsequently change the chipset, the installed HAL no longer works and Windows will not boot.
If you have tried to install something and it failed (including an update from Windows Update), find the install log (see my article on MSI installation failures to learn how to find the logs).
Search for lines with the phrase and look at the return code which follows.
You may have installed applications which added new MOF and MFL files but that aren’t automatically recompiled when the repository is rebuilt.
To reinstall any missing objects, follow the steps in the section above to recompile everything. as a Software Developer and donate to the crowdfund to help me with my bucket list if you found this article useful. Access is denied message when installing Windows XP SP2 (Sub In ACL solution) Microsoft . as a Software Developer and become a site patron or donate if you'd like to help me out.
In my case, Service Pack 1 would not install, and I traced the problem to WMI corruption.
However, this article is equally applicable to any update or application that won’t install because of WMI issues.
(0) ** WMIDiag v2.0 ended on Friday, February 02, 2007 at (W:96 E:321 S:1). You should then find that the WMI Control properties open properly – showing your processor and OS – and that any previously failed installation attempts due to WMI should now work.
(0) ** CSV file "C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\KATY\LOCAL SETTINGS\TEMP\WMIDIAG- V2.0_XP___. When WMI rebuilds the repository automatically, it uses a pre-defined list of MOFs and MFLs to compile.
NET\Framework\v1.1.4322 \aspnet_-update 3820.890: Return Code = 0 3820.890: Starting process: C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.
NET\Framework\v1.1.4322 \Set Reg v1.1.4322 3821.156: Return Code = 0 3821.156: Starting process: rundll32 apphelp, Shim Flush Cache 3822.031: Return Code = 0 3822.031: Starting process: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem55.359: Return Code = 0 4155.359: Starting process: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\cimwin324169.359: Return Code = 3 4169.359: Do Installation: Run Inf Processes for Processes To Run Failed 4169.359: Service Pack 1 Setup encountered an error: An error in updating your system has occurred.
When it’s done a CSV file (a text file with information sorted by rows and columns, where the columns are separated by commas) will be created containing a list of all known WMI objects and the corresponding MOF files that define them. If you are using Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or later, you can repair the repository with minimal data loss by typing (case-sensitive): , then right-click and choose Properties.