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For many years I have used Samurize to display this little gem at the top of my display:

Recently I noticed that the meters for network upload and download were not working, so I went into my Samurize config to make sure they referenced the correct performance counters. Unfortunately the "Network Interface" category of performance objects is missing from the list, along with a few others.

The "Network Interface" category is available in the Windows Performance Monitor. I have tried running Samurize as Admin and I have UAC turned off anyway, but nothing has seemed to help.

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions for correcting this!

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To my knowledge Samurize doesn't officially support Win7. Maybe you had a Windows update or something that finally broke it? – Shinrai Feb 22 '11 at 19:06

I had the same problem, and found this solution on the Microsoft support site:

"From a level your pointers to the perfmon Counters are corrupted, you have to rebuild these with LODCTR from a elevated command prompt:

Click Start, type cmd right click cmd.exe, and select Run as administrator. At the prompt, type lodctr /r and press ENTER. This will repair the pointers (those are stored in the registry).

C:\Windows\system32>lodctr /r

Info: Successfully rebuilt performance counter setting from system backup store

After this action it is possible that some providers are disabled. You can check the status with lodctr /q.

C:\Windows\system32>lodctr /q

If it says (Disabled) next to a provider, you can enable it with lodctr /e:. Use for the string between the [ ] at the beginning of the entry."

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