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Perfmon is dead. How can I revive it?

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Anonymous
September 13, 2005 3:00:16 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

I start Perfmon and there are no counters available when I try to add a
counter. I finally tracked down a registry key important to Perfmon:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Perflib\009

and it seems to be missing the Help string value. Meanwhile, the key
forbids me from writing to it, so if I try to create a new data item
there, it comes back with a message box saying: "Cannot create value:
Error writing to the registry.". The permissions are all ok, so I
don't know what is going on.
Am I even going about fixing Perfmon the right way?

I am on Windows XP, service pack 2.
Thanks.

P.S. Originally posted in the wrong NG, repost.

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Anonymous
September 15, 2005 11:14:01 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Try this:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/300956



"Frank Rizzo" wrote:

> I start Perfmon and there are no counters available when I try to add a
> counter. I finally tracked down a registry key important to Perfmon:
>
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Perflib\009
>
> and it seems to be missing the Help string value. Meanwhile, the key
> forbids me from writing to it, so if I try to create a new data item
> there, it comes back with a message box saying: "Cannot create value:
> Error writing to the registry.". The permissions are all ok, so I
> don't know what is going on.
> Am I even going about fixing Perfmon the right way?
>
> I am on Windows XP, service pack 2.
> Thanks.
>
> P.S. Originally posted in the wrong NG, repost.
>
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