Windows XP Using Perfmon to isolate peformance problems
Posted on 2011-03-11
Hola Et al,
I have been working on a few systems where the symptom is "my system is super slow" and 'it takes a long time for something to open or run'. Most of the time I load some AV software and find some adware or malware, but lately I have seen problems that transcend these solutions. Last week I isolated a problem to the Black Berry Desk Top Manager which was really sucking up some system resources - I used the Task Manager to pin point it. But, I ran into another problem some time back that I could not id with Task Manager. I did some research on a built in app called Perfmon and this looks very interesting, but there is so much you can monitor and do, that the learning curve is pretty vertical. So, what I am looking for is a white paper, a 'how to do', or maybe a 'best practices' on how to use Perfmon to trouble shoot system related performance problems.
Any ideas or suggested objects to monitor ?
Any suggestions or best practices for setting up Perfmon?
Any technical documents on how to use Perfmon (BTW, I found some stuff on the Microsoft support sites, but these are pretty general in nature)?
Any suggestions on what to monitor for IO and Disk related issues?
Inquiring minds need to know...