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Vista not recognizing processor


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I recently installed the KB940105 hotfix, which addresses physical memory issues in games. However, something strange happened when I did so. For some reason Vista no longer recognizes my processor or memory. Under system it says

Processor: Not Available
Memory: Not Available

I tried running DXDIAG, but although it recognizes the correct amount of memory, it doesn't see the processor either, although it does recognize that it is two cores. In case it makes any difference I have a core 2 duo 2.4 ghz. I tried getting rid of the hotfix, but that didn't fix the issue. I loaded up bioshock, and it runs as fast as ever, so the computer is still utilizing the processor, Vista just can't see it. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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When the computer starts up, is the processor correctly identified on the first screen? I ask because if its not recognised there, Vista won't recognise it either.
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You mean in the BIOS? Let me check
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Hmm, I didn't see it in the BIOS, but then again I wasn't really sure where to look. However, I have this computer set up to dual boot XP and Vista, and when I loaded up XP it recognized the processor fine. It seems like this is a problem with Vista.
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Any ideas?
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I could really use some help on this one. Even though I have a fairly beastly system, this error is not allowing me to use some of the higher end graphics settings in Hellgate: London.
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Ok, I seem to have located the problem. I've read up on it, and it seems that my WMI is corrupted. I've looked around, and it seems as though this has been a known problem for a while, but that no real solutions have been discovered. If anyone here knows a way to fix this let me know, otherwise I'll just try and reinstall Vista.
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