Windows VistaWindows Server 2008 Service Pack 1Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2Windows 7Windows Server 2008 R2
When some or all your counters show up as numbers
When your counters do not show up
orEvent Type: Error Event Source: Perflib Event ID: 1008 and others
In Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, if you wanted to rebuild the base O.S. performance counters you had to go thru:300956 How to manually rebuild Performance Counter Library values http://support.microsoft.com/?id=300956
or use a tool such as exctrlst.exe to try disabling to see what counter had issues.Windows 2000 Resource Kit Tool : Extensible Performance Counter List (exctrlst.exe)http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=7ff99683-b7ec-4da6-92ab-793193604ba4
In Windows Vista/Server 2008 and higher, a very easy command to get your base O.S. performance counters working:
Click on Start, CMD (evelated as an Administrator)Type "C:" without the quotation marks and Enter.Type "CD\windows\system32" without the quotation marks and Enter.Type "LodCtr.exe /S:Backup_Original.INI" without the quotation marks and Enter.Note: This let's you backup the performance counters before we rebuild.Type "LodCtr.exe /R:PerfStringBackup.INI" without the quotation marks and Enter.Open up Perfmon and check to see if your counters are showing up properly.
P.S. Other commands that you can use with LODCTR.exe
LODCTR Updates registry values related to performance counters.
Usage: LODCTR <INI-FileName> INI-FileName is the name of the initialization file that contains the counter name definitions and explain text for an extensible counter DLL.
LODCTR /S:<Backup-FileName> save the current perf registry strings and info to <Backup-FileName>
LODCTR /R:<Backup-FileName> restore the perf registry strings and info using <Backup-FileName>
LODCTR /R rebuild the perf registry strings and info from scratch based on the current registry settings and backup INI files.
LODCTR /T:<Service-Name> set the performance counter service as trusted.
LODCTR /E:<Service-Name> enable the performance counter service.
LODCTR /D:<Service-Name> disable the performance counter service.
LODCTR /Q:<Service-Name> query the performance counter service information, either query all or specified one.
LODCTR /M:<Counter-Manifest> install Windows Vista performance counter provider definition XML file to system repository.
Note: any arguments with spaces in the names must be enclosed withinDouble Quotation marks.========================================================
This too is not working. I get the following:
" Error: Unable to restore performance counter setting from backup file PerfString Backup.INI, error code is 1006 "
What a horrible product. They should really have a hotfix for this one. Too complex and requires too many files, steps and fallback options for different versions of windows to work when fixed manually. This is very bad.
After following this procedure, permon tells me that my counters are corrupted, so...
...I restored the backup file.
good formate to describe the commands
Same error code1006 here on Win7 64bit german:
Fehler: Die Leistungsindikatoreinstellung konnte nicht aus der Sicherungsdatei C:\Windows\system32\PerfStringBackup.INI wiederhergestellt werden. Fehlercode: 1006.
Running this command by itself was the only way for me to get our corrupt counters working.
When I run LodCtr.exe /R:PerfStringBackup.INI I receive the following error:
Error: Unable to restore performance counter setting from backup file C:\Windows
\system32\PerfStringBackup.INI, error code is 5
Anything else I can try?
As Mike said, running LODCTR /R fixed the error
I received the exact same error code 5 msg. Tried the LODCTR /R to no avail. Any other suggestions before a complete rebuild is in order???
For those people who received error code 5, try to do all again but run cmd as administrator. Worked here :)
I got the error 5 issue too (wasn't running cmd with elevated priveliges)
pathetic that we had the same issues back on server 2003 and now we have them on 2008.
MS really need to sort out perfmon/perflib
I am having issues on a SBS 2008 server with errors below and have gone through above to repair counters (lodctr /R and lodctr /R:PerfStringBackup.INI) but still seeing errors :(
Event ID: 8001
User (If Applicable): N/A
Event Description: Unable to read the index for the first counter of the Performance Registry key.
Source: NTDS General
Event ID: 1228
Event Description: System Monitor was unable to open Active Directory Domain Services performance counters. An attempt to query the following performance counter registry key failed.