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Windows 7: Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace


26 Jul 2011   #49
cluberti

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 
Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace

Microsoft has created a toolset called the Windows Performance Toolkit, or WPT, to help developers and users visualize and troubleshoot performance issues. One of the tools in this toolset is specifically designed to assist with capturing traces of boot, shutdown, or reboot cycles, and can provide...


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08 Aug 2012   #50
cluberti

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

For taking a trace, disablepagingexecutive must be set to 1. as per the tutorial. Once you're done, you can set it back to what it was (0) if you desire. Note you do get slightly better performance with it set to 1, but you also have a very miniscule, but still potential, risk of a BSOD if you run out of kernel paged pool memory and (with this value set to 1) the OS cannot page certain Windows kernel components to the paging file.

I personally run my machines with disablepagingexecutive set to 1 as a rule, but I'm willing to take a (very, very small) risk on my own machines. On production systems or servers, however, I don't leave this set to 1 for obvious reasons - risk aversion.


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10 Oct 2012   #51
baritompa

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Hi cluberti, Very helpful tutorial, thanks! I easily found the cause of a very slow shutdown.

I came to check out what to do about disablepagingexecutive and found that you had already answered my question!

Does the WPT in Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 8 superceed the one you talk about in this tutorial? I had previously installed the debugging tool from it, but have WPT from SDK 7. Will this cause any problems?

Thanks
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11 Oct 2012   #52
cluberti

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

No, actually the tools from the Windows 8 ADK supersede the tools from the Windows 7 SDK, although the same commands still work.
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11 Oct 2012   #53
baritompa

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
No, actually the tools from the Windows 8 ADK supersede the tools from the Windows 7 SDK, although the same commands still work.
Hi Cluberti,

I'm trying to install the performance tools from Win8 SDK and keep getting an error. I had earlier installed the debugger from it, but it seems to be missing - This is the error log from the installation (I've tried it many time, so I don't think it is a network problem).

Thanks for any advice. I've attache the install error log.


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File Type: log Windows Software Development Kit_20121012151911.log (28.7 KB, 54 views)
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12 Oct 2012   #54
cluberti

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

It's actually the usual failure when it can't validate the hash of the MSI in the downloadable package. I used to get this a lot when downloading on my cable connection (because time warner frankly stinks), but I re-downloaded again from a more reliable connection and had no issues with it afterwards.

My guess is that your download is simply not complete, and at least the WPT packages are corrupt in some way.
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12 Oct 2012   #55
baritompa

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks. I'll keep trying.
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15 Oct 2012   #56
Bob Pickering

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

I have tried three times to install the Windows SDK toolkit, but each time it fails to install correctly. What is going wrong? I am trying to resolve a problem with Windows 7 64 not shutting down.
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16 Oct 2012   #57
Bob Pickering

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

I still cannot instal the SDK setup. It keeps failing. I have enclosed the error message and log files. Trying to determine why Windows 7-64 will not shutdown.Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace-snip1.png

SDKSetup_7.0.6918.0.log.zip. Can someone help me please? Golden: you too are in Adelaide. Pls help your compatriot.


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20 Oct 2012   #58
cluberti

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Hmmmmm - let me see if I can get creative with you. Give me a few days to see what I can do.
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01 Nov 2012   #59
Bob Pickering

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 
cluberti!

Hi. Have you had any ideas? I still cannot get the thing to instal.
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