When attempting to install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Edition, during initial set-up, I received an error message that 'WMI cannot be started'. Further investigation showed that Windows Mgt. Instrumentation Service was started and running. I have run several WMIDiag. tests (each time after attempting recommended repairs through Windows Forums) and the latest test still shows many errors. During my investigations I have come to suspect a Repository problem. I have tried a solution, recommended by Halima S to rogerland on February 12, 2010 in this forum, to no avail. I am running Windows Vista Home Premium on a Dell Desktop Inspiron 530S dual-booted with Linux Mandriva and Ubuntu. I am getting very frustrated trying to fix this problem. One Error Code I received was 0X800700C1 which I investigated and found out that it could indicate a major system problem outside of WMI. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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