Repairing Performance Counter Error 0xC0000BB8

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The error 0xC0000BB8 can be recorded by EventSentry if a particular performance counter is unavailable or disabled.

0xC0000BB8 error

If the counter is disabled, you can use the Extensible Performance Counter List utility to reactivate the counter. The error message looks like this:

“The performance counter “PhysicalDisk(*)\Avg. Disk Queue Length” could not be monitored due to error “0xC0000BB8″. Please make sure that the performance counter exists. If you are running a non-english version of Windows then performance counters are named in the language of the Operating System. ”

If you receive the error below in the Server Manager for a server, the user-defined set of data collectors is actually missing. This may be the result of an administrator accidentally deleting the set.

The update of the power meter failed with the following error: The set of data collectors was not found.

Rebuild the Windows Performance Counter.

Windows Performance Counter

Follow these steps to rebuild the performance counter:

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1. Click on Start, then type cmd in the Start search box.
2. Right-click on cmd in the Programs list, then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted to enter an administrator password or confirmation, enter your password or click Next.
3. enter the following line at the prompt, then press ENTER: Lodctr /r
4. You will receive the following message: “Info: Setting the successfully restored performance counter from the system backup memory”.
5. exit the command prompt

Update server manager settings

Server Manager Settings Performance Counter

To solve the problem, proceed as follows:

Connect to the server with the error.
Start the performance monitor (perfmon.exe) and search under Data Collector Sets – User-Defined and Server Manager Performance Monitor. If it exists, right-click it and choose Start. It is very likely that he will not be there, so move on to the next step.
Connect to a server whose performance counters can be monitored.
Open a high command prompt to which you can use this command to export the server manager performance monitor dataset:

logman export -n “Server Manager Performance Monitor” -xml SMPM.xml

Open the generated XML file, delete the entire ID List section and save the file.
Open a high command prompt that does not contain the data collector and import the XML file:

logman import -n “Server Manager Performance Monitor” -xml SMPM.xml

Start the performance counters:

Start logman start “Server Manager Performance Monitor

When you update the server in the Server Manager, performance data should now be available.

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