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Can someone give me some examples of some performance monitor tests you run to troubleshoot performance issues on Windows XP?

I am looking for some of the specific counters you would add to the monitor, and an explanation of how the results of those particular tests would indicate an issue or not.
Also, what counters do you use to setup a baseline?
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A computer may suffer from 3 exclusive base problems:

I/O bound
CPU bound
MEMORY bound

Setup perfmon to sample vital i/o, cpu, and memory stats into a CSV file, and let it run for "enough time."  Then plot the lines in a graph using Excel or whatever.

What are "vital" stats?  These are some I check periodically:

Network Interface (all instances)
 - Bytes Received/sec
 - Bytes Sent/sec

Paging File (all instances)
 - % Usage*

Processor (all instances)
 - % User Time*
 - % Privileged Time

Server
 - Files Open*
 - Pool Paged Bytes

System
 - File Data Operations/sec*

Indexing Service (all instances)
 - Index Size
 - Files to be indexed

Memory
 - Available MBytes*
 - Page Faults/sec*

Read up on them to decide which may be relevant to you.  I've asterisk'd (*) the ones that might make a good benchmark.


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