Performance Monitor is a utility that is included with the Operating System which accesses both local and remote workstation performance. It helps to track and analyze the performance of your system. Performance Monitor can also be used to examine your computer performance when using a set of applications and can take logs and do analysis on the same. In Windows 2000 and XP, Performance Monitor disk counters for physical disks are turned ON by default. Disk counters for logical disks are turned OFF by default.
Even though the performance monitor is running all the time in the background but still the overall system resources used by the system is minimal. However, the counters (which are necessary to monitor disk performance) will have a slight impact to the overall system performance. However, if you think, you won’t be using the performance monitor, then its better to disable it rather than consuming system resources. Below are the steps to disable or enable Disk performance Monitor in Windows XP.
Disk Performance Monitor in Windows XP
Performance monitor program can be access from control panel, Administrative tool’s folder. You can also access directly from the run command. To Access Performance Monitor program, Open Run Command and Type “PERFMON.EXE” and Click on OK.
Check whether the disk performance counters have been turned ON, type the Below Command in the Command Prompt.
Disable Disk Performance Monitor in Windows XP
If the Disk Performance is Turned ON, Type in the below command to disable all disk performance counters:
To disable the disk performance counters for physical drives:
To disable the disk performance counters for logical drives:
Enable Disk Performance Monitor in Windows XP
However, If you want Disk Performance to be Enabled, then type the Below Command in Command Prompt:
DISKPERF - Y
To Enables the disk performance counters for physical drives:
To Enables the disk performance counters for logical drives:
If you want to know more about this command, Type the below command in command prompt and press Enter.