# Windows 2003 Server with corrupted performance counters

One of my Windows 2003 servers has for some reason had its performance counters clobbered:

I'm about to embark on restoring them to their former glory using the steps in this Microsoft Knowledgebase article:

How to manually rebuild Performance Counter Library values

The article reads as if there are two ways to do this:

Either - Rebuild the base performance counters and then re-add the extensible counters

Or - To rebuild all Performance counters including extensible and third-party counters in Windows Server 2003, type the following commands at a command prompt. Press ENTER after each command.

cd\windows\system32
lodctr /R


All of the extensible counter .ini files seem to be present and correct in C:\WINDOWS\inf\009.

Can I just go straight to running lodctr /R?

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Luckily for us lodctr /R got things back to a good state again. –  Kev Sep 12 '11 at 19:19