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Registry-Unable to open StdRegProv

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We had a small shop "fix" my husbands computer. It had the FBI virus and when it came back we had all kinds of problems. It seems he just took out anything that he didn't know what it was.

I had hoped running PC Matic might help, but it won't run now.

This is what I get:

Registry-Unable to open StdRegProv, server execution failed.


I downloaded and tried the registry repair tool and got this:

Windows management Instrument service could not be started

System error 126

Specified module could not be found.


Read error -2146823281


Can anyone help please?



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Please run for a second time the Windows registry repair tool from the link below:




If you are using Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or a 64 bit operating system, first save the file above to your desktop, then right-click on the saved file and select, "Run as administrator".


When you run the tool you should see a command window open and be able to watch the tool's progress. The tool may appear to 'hang' once or twice, but if you wait the tool should complete.


If the repair tool does not fix the problem, another common problem is WMI corruption. To check for this:

* Right-click the My Computer icon and select Manage.
* Open the "Services and Applications" tree.
* Right-click the "WMI Control" item and select Properties.

In the dialog that appears, you should see this message:

Successfully connected to:


If you see error messages, try the steps recommended on this page to rebuild the WMI Repository:




You can also try the automated WMI repair tool from this link:




Please let us know whether any of these steps help.

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Glad to hear you got it working. Thanks for letting us know.

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