WinMgmt Event ID 37 and 61

After upgrading to Windows 2000, the following event is seen in the Application Event Log:

     Event Type:      Error
Event Source: WinMgmt
Event Category: None
Event ID: 37
Date: 2/7/2000
Time: 10:05:55 AM
User: N/A
Computer: [machinename]
Description: WMI ADAP was unable to load the perfproc.dll
performance library due to an unknown problem within
the library: 0x0

According to Microsoft, it is caused by a problem in the WMI Performance Library Dredger. It is supposed to be resolved by running at the commandline:

    winmgmt /clearadap
winmgmt /resyncperf -p processID

where processID is the processID of the running WINMGMT process.


Unfortunately this is not working for many. If it does not work, you can stop the errors from occuring by stopping the performance counter for the perfproc.dll using the Windows NT/Window 2000 Resource tool kit utility ExCtrLst extensible counter list utility. You could use the registry approach. In regedt32, open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Spooler\performance and set WbemAdapStatus=0.

And of course, you can simply ignore the error message. Your system is running normally.

For more information, see How to Troubleshoot WinMgmt-Based Performance Counter Errors

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