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Windows 7: Resource Monitor - Sporadic after Updates

05 Feb 2011   #1

Windows Home Premium 64bit
Resource Monitor - Sporadic after Updates


I'm having a problem where Resource Monitor basically fails to start monitoring. When I load it, the lists are blank - clicking on "Start Monitoring" typically has no effect at first, but if I continue clicking it, usually it will eventually start.

This is a brand new build. It ran a number of updates last night, but everything seemed to be working fine with resource monitor prior to this. I've tried a clean boot, disabling services, etc. and while it seemed to help at first (at least disabling services related to X-Fi sound card), the problem came right back.

For what its worth:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Asus P8P67 LE motherboard
4 GB Corsair DDR3 (1333)
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer

Running Avast antivirus (free), not much else.

Any ideas? I've seen this posted a few places, but don't see any real solutions.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Couple of things I can think of:

1) Boot into safe mode, navigate to C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI, then rename the folder called Rtbackup. If this creates a fuss you may need to take ownership of the folder.

Take Ownership Shortcut

2) The other generic thing you can do is to run sfc scan to fix corrupted system files. If resmon is important for you and nothing works, you can attempt a repair install after backing up critical data.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Repair Install
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Feb 2011   #3

Windows Home Premium 64bit

Thanks Bill - what exactly is Rtbackup?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Rtbackup folder stores event viewer logs.

You can also try resetting the reliability monitor, heres a tut, it'll work with win7.

Reliability Monitor - Reset - Vista Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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