"Error, Warning, or Critical" events are logged in the Diagnostic Performance/Operational event log on a Windows Vista-based computer

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Article ID: 942910 - View products that this article applies to.
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SYMPTOMS

On a Windows Vista-based computer, events that resemble the following events are logged in the Diagnostics-Performance/Operational event log:

Example 1
Event Type: Error, Warning, or Critical
Event Source: Diagnostic-Performance
Event ID: 203
Description:
This service caused a delay in the system shutdown process.
Example 2
Event Type: Error, Warning, or Critical
Event Source: Diagnostic-Performance
Event ID: 101
Description:
This application took longer than usual to start up, resulting in a performance degradation in the system startup process.
Example 3
Event Type: Error, Warning, or Critical
Event Source: Diagnostic-Performance
Event ID: 401
Description:
This process is using up processor time and is impacting the performance of Windows

RESOLUTION

You can safely ignore these events.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

To view the Diagnostics-Performance/Operational event log, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start
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     Start button
    , type Event Viewer in the Start Search box, and then click Event Viewer in the Programs list.

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     User Account Control permission
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password or click Continue.
  2. Click Applications and Services Logs.
  3. Click Microsoft.
  4. Click Windows.
  5. Click Diagnostics-Performance, and then click Operational.

Properties

Article ID: 942910 - Last Review: November 26, 2007 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Starter
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
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