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Compmgmtlauncher.exe: What Is It and How to Fix Its Bad Image When Launching Microsoft Management Console

Running the DISM and SFC scan should help fix problems associated with CompMgmtLauncher.exe


You are probably reading this guide because you are getting a bad image error. If this is the case, the problem is probably from the compmgmtlauncher.exe. This guide will explore what this process means and how to troubleshoot its associated errors.

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What is CompMgmtLauncher.exe?

CompMgmtLauncher.exe is a genuine file part of Windows Microsoft Management Console (MMC). It is responsible for starting the MMC and loading the different snap-ins used to manage Windows.

The file is located in the C:WindowsSystem32 folder. It is a Microsoft-signed 32-bit executable file, and the file size varies according to your Windows version.

If you get an error notice saying CompMgmtLauncher.exe – Bad Image when you try to run the MMC, it suggests the file is corrupted or missing. This can happen due to various factors, including:

  • A virus or malware attack might have corrupted the file.
  • A recent Windows update could also corrupt or delete this file.
  • Hardware problems could also lead to this file being corrupted.

Is CompMgmtLauncher.exe a virus?

According to our research, compMgmtLauncher.exe is a legitimate Windows process. It is not a virus. You should be careful, however, because some malware programs can disguise themselves as this file to avoid detection. We recommend running a malware scan if you suspect a malware program is disguised as this file.

How do I fix CompMgmtLauncher.exe Bad Image when launching Microsoft Management Console?

1. Run the DISM and SFC scan

  1. Hold Windows + R to bring up the Run dialogue, type cmd in the text field, and hold Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open the command prompt with administrative privileges.
  2. In the command prompt, input the command below.
    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
  3. Patiently allow the process to finish running.
  4. After the process is finished, input the command below and hit Enter.
    sfc /scannow
  5. Allow the command to finish running then check to see if the error has been resolved.

2. Perform a system restore

  1. Hold Windows + R together to open the Run dialogue, type rstrui in the text field, and hit Enter.
  2. Click the radio button next to the Choose a different restore point option.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Choose the required restore point and hit Next.
  5. Patiently wait for this process to run completely, then hit Finish.

3. Perform a Windows repair installation using an ISO file

  1. Press Windows + E to open File Explorer and go to the location where the Windows.iso file is stored.
  2. Right-click on the ISO file and pick Mount.
  3. Next, double-click on the setup.exe application
  4. On the UAC prompt, click Yes and press Next to begin the installation.
  5. Now accept the license terms and conditions.
  6. Ensure to pick the Keep personal files and App option, then choose Install, Repair/Upgrade Windows 10
  7. Lastly, allow the upgrade/repair of Windows 10 to be complete.

In conclusion, following the steps outlined in this guide will help you understand what the CompMgmtLauncher.exe file means and how to troubleshoot associated errors.

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