“Snap-in failed to initialize” error message when you open Microsoft Management Console

When running Microsoft Management Console if you get the error where it fails to initialize, one possible fix could be as from the following link http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?Product=winxp&scid=kb;en-us;826282

Fix is
To resolve this behavior, add the %SystemRoot%\System32\WBEM folder to your PATH environment variable. To do so, follow these steps:

1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. On the Advanced tab, click Environment Variables.
3. Under System Variables double-click the PATH environment variable.
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