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Windows Performance Monitor (Perfmon) not working


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#1 Plotinus

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 08:38 AM

I have Windows XP - Home Edition - SP3.

The Windows Performance Monitor (Perfmon) can be accessed either from Start/All Programs/Administrative Tools or by entering perfmon into the Run box. Mine is now not working - all that I get in the graph area is a vertical red line at the extreme left. If I open Add Counters there is nothing under Performance Objects or Counters. I would be grateful for any ideas on how to get it working again.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 09:01 AM

I would try running sfc /scannow.

Have you checked to see if your Performance Logs and Alerts service is running?

Startup is Manual, no status reflected on this system...mine works properly.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 10:46 AM

Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately I cannot use sfc as I have a Dell Windows XP Home Edition Reinstallation CD and Windows insists that this is not the correct CD.

I went into Services and, as you say, Performance Logs & Alerts is set to Manual. I changed it to Start but it stopped after a few seconds with the message:

The Performance Logs & Alerts Service on Local Computer started then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they have no work to do, for example the Performance Logs & Alerts Service.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 11:21 AM

I would see if it works properly now...I'm not hopeful, but it only takes a second to see :thumbsup:.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 12:37 PM

I may have solved it. I decided to grit my teeth and start working through KB300956, which is definitely not for the faint hearted! Anyway stage one, which is simply to expand a couple of files from the installation disk and place them in the System32 folder seemed reasonably risk free. Against all my expectations this simple operation seems to have got things moving. I haven't the faintest idea why, but I'm not complaining.

Edited by Plotinus, 21 October 2009 - 12:39 PM.


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Posted 21 October 2009 - 01:26 PM

Nice work!!

I came across that link, but wanted to suggest something simple first :thumbsup:, glad you took care of it.

Happy computing :flowers:.

Louis




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