Missing Processor Performance Counter


G

Guest

I've got a question: can anybody see the Processor Performance Counter in
their XPE build, using PERFMON.EXE or Microsoft's PDH Test Application? I get
Process, but not Processor.
In theory, the Processor performance counter should track with the Task
Manager processor usage graph, which works nicely on XP Pro. On my test build
of XPE with everything I could find that was even vaguely related, the Task
Manager graph works properly but there is no Processor performance counter
available.
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Already tried:
1. Rebuilding performance objects with LODCTR.EXE and .INI files in System32
folder. Result: The Processor performance counter is a base system counter,
and should be part of the 'Base Performance Counters' component, which is in
my test build.

2. Track missing .DLL files and make sure those components are in the build.
Result: added a few things such as Primitive: W32topl and the RSVP service,
basically anything I could link to performance counter functioning. No dice.

3. Used lodctr /S: function to extract the existing list from Windows, and
found it to be very similar to what an XP Pro machine shows, including all
the description entries for the Processor performance counter objects.

4. Tried with and without pagefile. Result: doesn't work either way.

5. Googled around with terms like "MIssing processor performance counter"
and came up with some cases of people having this problem, no solutions that
I could find.


So, if anybody has an idea, I'd appreciate it.

-James Engelbracht
 
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K

KM

James,

Processor perf object works just fine for me here. I can see and use all the Processor specific counters in PerfMon. Task Manager
Performance tab works fine as well.

I am using XPProEmulation image here (www.xpefiles.com, FP2007, CTP2). So it may be a matter of missing component from your image.
 
G

Guest

Intrestingly enough, I can get the counter to show up in Perfmon as well. It
stays there until you run the PDH Test Application (PDHTest.exe) from
Microsoft, then it doesn't reappear.
Also...and this is the cool bit...while the "% Processor Time" counter
does appear by default on Perfmon, it's not available in the list of Counters
if you right-click and hit 'Add Counter'. Isn't that interesting?
Would like to know if anybody has 'Processor' on their list of counters
in perfmon using XPE.
 
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K

KM

On XPE image (XPProEmulation) I am running here the "% Processor Time" counter is available and seen by the Perfmon.
 

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