Event ID 1015 - PerfDisk.dll Counter Timeout

I am getting the following error message every few days on a SBS2003 box.  

Log: Application
Type: Error
Event: 1015
Agent Time: 2010-04-26 08:56:05Z
Event Time: 12:52:28 PM 26-Apr-2010 UTC
Source: Perflib
Category: None
Username: N/A
Computer: xxxx
Description: The timeout waiting for the performance data collection function "PerfDisk"
in the "C:\WINDOWS\system32\perfdisk.dll" Library to finish has expired. There may be a problem with
this extensible counter or the service it is collecting data from or the
system may have been very busy when this call was attempted.

What does this usually indicate?  I am assuming it is high disk activity, possibly when the server is doing a full backup.  Should I be concerned with this error?
ethernet69Asked:
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DangItMarilynCommented:
There's a hotfix for this at
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/839264/en-us

It should fix the problem (even though you're on 2003 and this notes 2000)

Let me know if that doesn't fix the problem.

-DangitMarilyn
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Glen KnightCommented:
Please DO NOT use a Windows 2000 hotfix on a Windows 2003 server, it is likely to cause more problems than it fixes.

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DangItMarilynCommented:
@demazter
perfdisk.dll hasn't changed from 2k (patched) to 2k3.

-DangitMarilyn
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Glen KnightCommented:
DangItMarilyn, having just checked an SBS2003 server and located the version of perfdisk.dll

The one in the article you provided a link to is:
19-Apr-2004  16:04  5.0.2195.6920  25,360  Perfdisk.dll

The one included with Windows 2003 SBS Server is:
5.2.3790.3959

Which makes at least 2 minor revisions.

They may only be minor, but this would indicate that the version included with SBS2003 already has the required fix.
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DangItMarilynCommented:
I stand minorly corrected, but the hotfix is only applied for affected systems, and not intended for a general release.

At any rate, if you're positive you have the proper (updated) ide/scsi and motherboard drivers installed you can simply disable counters on the system if they're not used.
The error can be thrown when defragging, backing up, or other intensive disk activity is going on while the counter is collecting data.

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DangItMarilynCommented:
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ethernet69Author Commented:
Thank you, I disabled the disk performance counter.
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