Performance Monitor is a Windows utility that assists with the monitoring of the Windows operating system, local and remote.

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Why is NT Kernel Logger already running?

I'm using Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit. Since some time ago, I started to find a "NT Kernel Logger" in "Performance Monitor" --> "Data Collector Sets" --> "Event Trace Sessions", and it's ...
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What is the difference between 'Objects -> Threads' and 'Process -> Thread Count' in Performance Monitor?

Two counters in performance monitor are "Threads" under "Objects" and "Thread Count" under "Process". On machines I've looked at, there is a large difference between the values for the two counters, ...
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Monitoring file activity - bulk renaming, creating - Ransomware activity

Masters, I need some suggestion how to monitor the disks for bulk file activity like bulk renaming, bulk creating..etc.. Is it possible with performance monitor or should i use powershell? I would ...
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task manager private working set lower than performance monitor private bytes

I'm trying to track a memory leak in an application, so I had performance monitor graph its private bytes. One time, performance monitor said that the private bytes was rising, but in task manager, ...
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How do I find out which processes are causing the most disk activity?

I am hoping to find a way to do more performance monitoring--specifically, I hope that monitoring disk activity on a per-process basis will help me decide which programs are causing the most trouble (...
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How can I monitor the CPU usage of each application

Sometimes I need to understand each application is running and consuming more CPU Resources than others and stop it. is there any Sw to monitor this?
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What is slowing down my computer during gaming?

I have a Dell Latitude E6410 with Nvidia Quadro NVS 3100M and Windows 10 installed. I've been regulary playing Counter Strike Source for past 1 year without a problem. But for past month or so, ...
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Windows does not generate report.html for the performance reports

While I was writing up an answer for another question I was running the windows System Diagnostics and System Performance perfmon reports. The data collector sets run fine, however when I go to view ...
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Can I get Performance Monitor to stop a Data Collector Set when a process exits?

I am currently debugging a program crash and need data on its memory usage over time. This crash often happens after an extended amount of time open, especially overnight. To this end, I have defined ...
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How to ensure my Data Collector Set runs at certain hours?

I have configured a Data Collector Set in Performance Monitor. There, I gave it a schedule so it start every day at 8:00 AM and record for 16 hours. That works mostly ok: the Data Collector Set does ...
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Can perfMon be used to understand why a page become much slower?

In my department, we have two sites, say Site 1 and Site 2. Site 2 is in backup mode (so no traffic goes into there at all, but running). Our website suddenly becomes slow this week. As there was no ...
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Server 2012 disable phisical disk performance monitor

Considering the following setup : OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Disk : 2x2TB + 2x250GB + 2xSSD Configuration : SSD`s are striped via hardware controller, Storage Spaces configured with ...
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Remote performance monitoring Windows 8.1 machines

I want to be able to monitor the performance of some remote machines from my local machine. Here is my setup so far: local machine: Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit; remote machines: Windows 8.1 ...
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How to detect if someone is running perfmon locally or remotely against my server

One of my Microsoft SQL servers is lagging and I'm wondering if someone is running perfmon on it either locally or remotely - how can I detect if someone is running perfmon on the server (either ...
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Single service using thousands of threads

I have an windows application that is having performance and stability issues that our company has bought from a vendor. I noticed the application was using 1,000 - 4,000 threads. Could this be ...
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How to determine the cause of such poor disk IO performance? is it likely hardware? [closed]

I have a win 2012 server, used for backups. Have been experiencing poor IO performance, and found that, when pretty much not used at all, disk seems saturated. Disk Active Time(%) almost constantly ...
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Exact CPU utilization in aix using NMON

I need to know how to check the CPU utilization for AIX in NMON. Previously I used to check CPU_ALL graph for CPU utilization, But now I got to know it is not showing the exact CPU utilization as we ...
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Rules for accessing perf counters in perfmon?

I wrote a suite of powershell scripts using the .NET API to create, connect, and write to performance counters in perfmon. The whole setup is kind of complicated and probably not relevant to this ...
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How do I capture multiple and specific processes performance user logman/perfmon?

Currently I have created a logman counter to monitor an entire system using the following command: logman create counter genericLogging -o C:\PerfLogging\data.blg -f bincirc -c "\LogicalDisk(*)\% ...
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Is it normal for a computer to have a long list of things running in Event Trace Sessions when it comes back from repair?

I sent my Windows 8.1 laptop to the manufacturer for repair and it came back with this list of items running in the Event Trace Sessions: Circular Kernel Context Logger AITEventLog Audio Muroc ...
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Login Performance Monitoring

I am currently attempting to implement Performance monitoring to audit the Login process for an Engineering Computer Lab at a major University. We have reports of logins occasionally taking somewhat ...
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Why do Resource Monitor and Task Manager's total RAM usage not even remotely add up to the total Physical Memory usage? [duplicate]

I have noticed this on many different Windows machine, on many different occasions: the RAM usage reported by Task Manager or Resource Monitor often seems to add up to an amount which is significantly ...
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What can I use to monitor memory used by a single program? [closed]

I need to find out how much memory my program is using, at a given moment (i would add objects and see how much the memory is increased... I need this for benchmarking) I do not have admin rights... (...
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Windows Performance Recorder: There are no trace profiles running

I am currently trying to analyze the startup and login performance on a Windows 7 64bit machine. I therefor installed ADK 8.1 and fired up the Windows Performance Recorder (wprui.exe). As I am ...
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How to do record all programs activity on a PC and CPU/network/traffic usage on windows 7?

I would like to analyze all activities on my Win7 PC, of any programs. I speak about CPU and memory usage, Network/Internet traffic consumption, but on daily basis. How can i record that activities ...
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How can I determine what is causing my hard drive to become busy/stuck?

I've got a relatively new Dell e4300 laptop running Windows 7 32-bit (fully updated). Several times throughout the day, it will seem to hang. When this happens, I'm able to move the mouse but the ...
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Can I use perfmon to measure my non-local (internet) bandwidth total from my machine?

I am looking for a quick way to measure my laptop's internet usage as a running total (rather than a point-in-time data plot). Performance monitor seems to offer a lot of options, but I am not sure ...
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The equivalent of iSTAT MENUS (system monitoring tool on menu) with Mac to PC?

Mac has a tool named iSTAT MENUS as is shown below. It's pretty useful in that it shows all the computer status (memory usage/CPU usage/network) real time on top of the menu. Does Windows have ...
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What is Performance Monitor telling me when my page faults / second are high?

I have a Windows 7 64-bit computer that is having performance issues. After some investigation, I have discovered that the page faults / second on it - as reported by Performance Monitor - are really ...
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Pingdom Website Speed Test: Connect time is too long

My e-commerce website was performing poor and I decided to find out the cause. A real good application came in help for me Pingdom Website Speed Test.When I analysed website with this, report was some ...
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Windows 7 style perfomance monitor for windows xp

Is there a free downloadable utility that will show me memory, disc, processor and network usage on Windows XP as neatly and intuitively as the Windows 7 Perfmon?
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Samurize perfmon meter will not display network interface counters

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 ...
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Windows 8 version of iStat Menus or System Load Indicator

I just switched back to Windows 8 from Ubuntu and Mac environment. Since using both UNIX platforms, I relied much information about the system status (CPU, Memory, Network, Activity, etc.) provided by ...
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Where has logging to a file in Performance Monitor gone in Windows 7?

I am running perfmon in Windows 7 embedded and I can't find how you log the counter values to a file like you can in XP. I thought it might be a limitation of Embedded 7 but I have the full version ...
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Software to do specific CPU load test [closed]

For the purpose of testing my own script that reports CPU usage I'm looking for a program to put CPU under a certain workload, for instance: 10%, 20%, etc. up to 100%. Is there a program that can do ...
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How can I figure out what process is constantly accessing my hard drive in Windows XP?

I am running a fresh install of Windows XP SP3 with a very minimal set of applications installed, but even so, my computer often bogs down to a crawl while it is furiously accessing the hard drive, ...
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Frequency Scaling Monitor for Windows

What program is there to monitor the current CPU frequency (not the nominal CPU speed) on a Windows 7 system, similar to the Frequency Scaling Monitor applet in GNOME?
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Graphing atop logs

I just discovered 'atop'. This is a fantastic tool for identifying performance bottlenecks in Linux. It supports a long term monitoring mode, in which it logs data to a binary log. I would like to ...
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I need to test USB performance with Ext2 and Ext3 filesystems [closed]

Any tool which gives exact speed and cpu usage information? Likely dd and hdparm tools. Ouput is likely to come as below links: http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/TI81XX_PSP_04.04.00....
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How can Windows performance counter data be saved directly to SQL Server tables?

I would like to log data from a given set of Windows performance counters directly to tables SQL Server. Does Windows provide a way to do this without writing a custom application to do so? If so, ...
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Copy & Paste Performance Counters in Windows 8

It seems the copy & paste function of Performance Monitor on Windows 8 isn't working. I can't get this simple case to work: Launch Performance Monitor Copy the default % Processor Time counter ...
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How to collect data about processes network activity?

Windows has Performance Monitor and Data Collector Sets feature. Apparently, it can log all system information. I want to know, how much data, per process name, per remote IP address, was received ...
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Performance Monitor monitoring packets received on specific port?

We're using dozens of ports to receive hundreds of UDP connections per second (each connection is one packet) from gps devices. The programs that do the listening are poorly written and don't log any ...
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disk queue length confusion

I am a bit confused on the disk queue length value that I get in perfmon, I have 10 physical spindles running raid 5 and the current disk queue length hits 0.24. Should I start worrying once it goes ...
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Real-time hard-drive space usage logging software?

I'm looking for a (Windows 7-compatible) tool that monitors and logs continuously how the space on my hard-drive is used. I use Windows and my hard-drive is overflowing with automatically downloaded ...
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In the Resource Monitor of Windows 7, what does the “disk queue length” really mean?

In the Resource Monitor of Windows 7, what does the "disk queue length" really mean? (View larger size) In addition, what does the green area and blue lines stand for, as well as the response time ...
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installing perf on RedHat

I read about perf tool and I was interested in using in my RedHat. On Ubuntu it is enough to call sudo apt-get install linux-tools-2.6.38-11. What about RED HAT? I tried both: yum install linux-...
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What permissions are required to allow attaching a remote performance monitor?

I am attempting to monitor a few metrics on a domain database server (Win 2008 R2) but receiving unable to connect message when attempting to connect with the built-in Performance Monitor (Windows 7 ...
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How to have Windows Performance Monitor User Defined sets start at system startup

I know you can set a timing schedule; but I'd really prefer to have them start once the computer starts. How do I do this?
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Which tool can display historical CPU usage (for the last minutes, hours) [duplicate]

When I leave my Windows 8 computer idle, the CPU cooler starts going high after 30 minutes or so. When I go back to the machine to investigate which process caused the high CPU utilization, CPU usage ...