NT Performance Statistics

Can someone please provide a simple way of getting system statistics (usingh pdh?) for the Windows 2K/XP operating system. I want to be able to provide a string containing the counter name and get the value in return. Possible Use: Getting CPU usage.
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rdovConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Getting the CPU usage on Windows NT/2000.
http://www.codepile.com/tric21.shtml

if u like to get memory usage use 'GetProcessMemoryInfo' function.
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axiaAuthor Commented:
i found some code on EE a while ago, but i don't think it works because i tried to use it for CPU usage and it always returned 99%, even if the perfmon program said somthing else. I tried it for various other values and it returned 0. Could someone please post working code?
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