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reset Performance Monitor? (no line movement, can't add counters)

Posted on 2008-06-19
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On an XP SP2 computer, when I run the Performance Monitor, even though the "view current activity" button is checked, the red line is not moving, and there are no lines graphed. AT the bottom I see there are no counters, so I go to
add counters

and in the resulting "Add Counters" menu:

whether I choose
local comuter or
select counters from

NO matter which code # I pick from "performance object"

whether I choose "All COunters" or "select counters from list"


I don't see any counters to add.

How can I RESET the performance monitor to it's usual self?
whether
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The DLLs that run the performance counters might be disabled or missing.

Try using the Extensible Performance Counter List (exctrlst.exe) tool here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=7ff99683-b7ec-4da6-92ab-793193604ba4&displaylang=en
(Yes, it works in XP too)

Or if you are feeling more adventurous, you could check it out in the registry:
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ServiceName\Performance

If the DLL files are simply missing (not just disabled) then you'll have to go looking for them.


As a more general suggestion, you could try running the system file checker:
start->run-> "sfc /scannow"
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by:dgrrr
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Thanks for that tool, when I go back will try. (Want to wait to award pts till I wait for any nmore responses)
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by:sffuser1
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Way simpler:  run LODCTR /R from c:\windoiws\system32 to rebuild the performance counters.
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