Computer: Dell Dimension E520 Viiv Core 2 Duo Processor E6300
O/S Vista home premium
I am receiving the following error message which pops up shortly after bootup.
‚€œWMI Provider Host stopped working and was closed‚€Ě
I uninstalled the Dell Support Centre, believing it might be causing the
problem since it appeared after I had installed that program. Initially,
that seemed to cure the problem but within a few days it was back again, I
have not, however, reinstalled the Dell Support Centre.
In the Control Panel selecting ‚€œProblem Reports and Solutions‚€Ě and clicking
on ‚€œCheck for new Solutions‚€Ě at present 412 problems instances are listed but
no solutions are found. Under ‚€œinformation about other problems 18 no. are
listed eg. ‚€œProblem caused by McAfee spamkiller‚€Ě but I don‚€™t know and can‚€™t
find out what that problem is. Under ‚€œview problem history‚€Ě I see that WMI
Provider Host‚€Ě stopped working on 7Nov.07 and 146 times since that date.
Details of ‚€œProblem Signature‚€Ě are given as follows, but I can‚€™t make much
sense of that information and am unable to determine from it what program is
causing the WMI Provider Host fault.
WMI Provider Host
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: wmiprvse.exe
Application Version: 6.0.6000.16386
Application Timestamp: 4549af45
Fault Module Name: StackHash_2493
Fault Module Version: 6.0.6000.16386
Fault Module Timestamp: 4549bdc9
Exception Code: c0000374
Exception Offset: 000af1c9
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 2493
Additional Information 2: 4f3bb3feb872865e371673b8801522c1
Additional Information 3: a64f
Additional Information 4: 58665db331ead520448d2a898940a014
Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: 376790327
Any advice and/or answers to the following queries would be most welcome.
1 How do I determine what is causing the WMI Provider Host to close and how
can I correct the problem?.
2 Are there any serious consequences or risks, security or otherwise, if I
should ignore the issue and continue working with the WMI Provider Host