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When you use the Performance Monitor tool, some counters may be missing or do not contain counter data. The performance counter libraries may become corrupted and need to be rebuilt.
This behavior may occur if certain extensible counters corrupt the registry, or if Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)-based programs modify the registry.
Ensure that the counters are not disabled in the registry
Rebuilding all performance counters including extensible and third-party counters
Stop and restart the Performance Logs and Alerts service.
Create a new Data Collector Set (do not use an existing Data Collector Set).
Please note, there is a hotfix for known issues with PerfDisk.dll on Windows Server 2008 and Vista systems. This hotfix has been rolled into SP2 for these operating systems. If you are at SP1 or below, please apply the following hotfix:
961382 An application crashes after the application loads the Perfdisk.dll file on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista if there are lots of disk devices on the computer
971714 The report generation process may stop responding when you run Perfmon.exe with the Active Directory Diagnostics template to generate a report on a Windows Server 2008-based domain controller
969639 Error message when you try to access the Performance Monitor (Perfmon.exe) on a remote computer: "Access Is Denied"
300956 How to manually rebuild Performance Counter Library values
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Article ID: 2554336 - Last Review: May 19, 2011 - Revision: 2.0