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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by moonwatcher, Jan 12, 2003.

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  1. moonwatcher

    moonwatcher Thread Starter

    Jan 12, 2003
    we have windows me. We are fairly new to pcs and have a question to ask. We have a program to run and get the message C:/windows/system/wmiexe.exe. Can you tell me what exe means? Is this a program that we could have lost because of a crash? hope you can help.

  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

    Aug 26, 2001
    It's the Windows WMI service exe housing file:

    "Windows Management Instrumentation provides a standard Windows programming method of accessing system information, performance information, event monitors, and application monitors. Thus, for instance, if you wanted to write a product which detailed which hard disks your PC has, their capacity, manufacturer, and other miscellaneous information, you could use WMI scripting to retrieve the information from your PC. In fact you could use WMI for something as simple as finding how much spare hard disk space you have. WMI is an essential component of Windows from Windows Millennium Edition and Windows 2000 onward."

    What we really need to know is the exact and complete text of the error message you're getting.

    Is the file reported missing, or is it something else?
  3. Davey7549


    Feb 28, 2001
    Welcome to TSG!
    Beyond Tonys fine explaination of "Windows Management Instrumentation" (WMI) and its use there have been reports of excessive CPU cycles while PCStores is running. I am sure Tony will explain further when you respond to what the root problem is that prompted your question.

  4. monted


    Jun 22, 2002
    what is the program you are trying to run and what is the exact error message?
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