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I'm running Windows 7 RTM 32-bit.

I'm getting the following error in my event log every second or so:

Session "Circular Kernel Context Logger" failed to start with the following error: 0xC0000035

  • Source: Kernel-EventTracing
  • Level: Error
  • User: SYSTEM
  • OpCode: Start

Any ideas what would be causing this?

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I got this x50 from messing around with VM-ware and running virtual Windows 7 x64 inside Windows 7 x64. When this happens, I am forced to restart to get a stable system again. – user52011 May 3 '11 at 9:37

Trying to find out what the Circular Kernel Context Logger is, I found this article in which somebody says:

Nothing to worry about, the system repeatedly tries to start the logger session until it succeeds. A temporary failure to start mostly (but not always) happens during a system state transition from standby -> running.

If this doesn't fit your case, this other article states:

The system state is a set of kernel events generated by taking a snapshot of the Circular Kernel Context Logger.

It's then possible (but improbable in my opinion) that the problem is related to system snap-shots. You might then verify in Control Panel / System / System protection, that everything seems well defined.

If none of the above ideas are useful, my only other idea would be to do a system repair.

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I found this post which references the IPv6 protocol. I disabled the protocol for my network adapter and now no longer get the error.

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Session "Circular Kernel Context Logger" failed to start with the following error: 0xC0000035:

Windows version: Windows 7 64bit

If you are getting this message do as follows:

  1. Start
  2. click All Programs, and then click Accessories.
  3. Right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  4. Type powercfg -h on, and then press ENTER.
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It would be helpful to argument why disabling hibernation is a solution for this problem. – mprill Dec 18 '12 at 19:30

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