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Windows 7: System Health Report

23 Jan 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
System Health Report

In November I cleanly installed Win7 Ultimate on my machine and all has been great but for the fact that I am not able to generate a system health report anymore. I get the attached error. I cannot understand this as all the other monitoring aspects work fine: I can monitor power usage, defrag, etc but I can't generate the system health report. Is it possible that a registry cleaning recently messed up a driver? System Health Report-system-health-report.png

I apologize that I can't provide anymore details- I did do a system restore yesterday thinking that maybe a Windows Update perhaps interfered with this but it didn't make any difference. I wonder if anyone has a thought or suggestion for me that might help. Thank you so very much.

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23 Jan 2010   #2

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

Hello Lizzybee,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

If you don't have any older restore points to try, then I would try this. SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If that doesn't work, then you might try this. Repair Install

Although I'm not positive that the reg cleaner caused this problem, I recommend against the use of registry cleaners as they often cause more trouble than good unless you know exactly what is being deleted.

Hope this helps.

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23 Jan 2010   #3

windows 7 ultimate 32bit

Many thanks Gary, I will try this and let you know what happened. I have been previously cautioned about Registry Cleaners ...Beth
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23 Jan 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

I have been using Window since Windows 98. I never used a reg cleaner and never had a problem due to that fact.

Just maintain your computer, defrag, clean disc, use AntiVirus etc. and you will be ok.
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24 Jan 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP


The only Registry cleaner needed is the one the pros all use: CCleaner Reg tab.

Even it will not attempt to remove unwanted Reg items, only discarded "shells."

If the User knows enought to pick and choose which registry items are no longer needed because Software has been uninstalled, then it should be done directly in the 2nd and 3rd Registry hives "Software" keys after setting a System Restore point.

For example, when I remove XYZ program, I always check those Reg hives to see if XYZ is in the Software keys and delete. Just make sure no other programs by that name are still in use.
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03 Mar 2010   #6

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops

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04 Mar 2010   #7

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
System Health Report

Thank you for all your trouble. I installed my Win7 Ultimate again only I changed from 32 bit to 64 bit and, of course since it was a clean install, I am now able to generate the System Health Report without any problem. I do believe that the Registry Cleaner was responsible for that glitch. All's well now though! I am grateful to all replies...Beth
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04 Mar 2010   #8

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops

super kewl it all works.
I'm afraid to re-image ( reinstall ) it will take 10hrs.
this works for me but I don't know what to look for {in the report}
stay well my friend

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08 Feb 2018   #9

Windows7 / 64bit / Pro

Hello all,

First post here.

I know this is a very old thread, and may not even get a second look for my new post. But I too have a non working Win7 "System Health Report" most of what has been written here rings true with my issue, and I have also used CCleaner quite a few times. I think CCleaner may have removed the registry values/Keys to allow Perfmon/ Generate A System Health Report. I also cant get Perfmon to run using "perfmon.msc" via the run command. My error message reads exactly as the OP's picture. Unfortunately I can't use a restore point (switched off) or resurrect a CCleaner reg/save, as I have cleared them assuming my system was running OK, but when I needed to generate a Health Report found it wasn't working & I can't recall exactly when it stopped functioning.

(Cannot find the path specified) also can't create a "New Data Collection Set" (User Defined) with Perfmon as it seems the C:\Windows\PLA & C:\PerfLogs\System\Diagnostics files and folders are either missing or incomplete.

My Question... Since MS has still not created a Hotfix (2018) to restore the System Health Reporting tool. Other than doing a fresh OS install, Is there a way to restore the PLA & PerfLog file/folder structure and registry keys/values for the Health Report tool and Perfmon. Does anyone know what the correct Foldername's and file structure along with registry values/keys will make it work without reinstalling Win7 fresh/repaired.

It would seem that the tool is a functional part of WER (Win Error Reporting & Error Handling) I'm wondering if a non working HealthReport/Perfmon could affect the general good health of my system and its ability to properly handle System Errors.

Kind Regards Jethro
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09 Feb 2018   #10

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi Jethro,

easy way

Repair Install - Windows 7 Help Forums
NO LOSS of personal data

As your running a custom build you can use your original W7 disc to perform this.

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