I get the following error when I logoff, then logon when a session is running (I do not get it at startup or restart):
"Session "Circular Kernel Context Logger" failed to start with the following error: 0xC0000035"
Details: - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="52" />
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
r Kernel Context Logger</Data>
<Data Name="FileName" />
Again, I get this only when I logoff/logon during s session.
I've tried every suggestion mentioned in many forums, including this, which is also in the knowledge base here:
"To fix the "fail to start" error, find the following file in the %windir%\panther\ folder:
and rename it to
It can stay in the \panther\ folder.
Reboot and all is done!"
This works, but do I need a "setup.etl" file in the system folder? Renaming it and rebooting does not produce a new setup.etl file.
I checked the performance monitor and the Circular Kernal Context Logger is in fact running when the error occurs...and I should add that each error appears 20 times in the log in half second intervals.
On one forum someone suggested that the error occurs because at logon/logoff during a session the CKCL is indeed running, and the act of logging off somehow tries to start what is already started. In one forum someone suggested going to the registry:
"This has nothing to do with SID. the ETW logger is already running. Open regedit.exe, go to this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\
\Circular Kernel Context Logger and set the value "Start" to "0."
I have not attempted that fix.
Again, do I need setup.etl in %windir%\panther\? Renaming it to setup.old obviously eliminates it...and the 20 Kernal EventTracing errors in the event log. But what is the missing file doing to my system?
Finally, anyone know what the heck is causing this and is there a real fix instead of the dozen workarounds, only one of which seems to work so far. Thank you.
On a WIN7Pro/64 Dell 980