Tag Archives: WPT

Symbols Do Not Load in Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA)

The Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT) has been updated with the release of Windows 10 and I’ve just upgraded. There seem to be some minor improvements, but I noticed pretty quickly that I was unable to load symbols in Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA). … Continue reading

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Writing a Very Simple WPR Profile

In a previous post I discussed the joys of using the Windows Performance Toolkit to record and analyze Windows slowdowns. In summary, you can record a system trace using Windows Performance Recorder (WPR), and then use Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA) to visually … Continue reading

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Why does Windows Performance Analyzer Disappear When I Load a Trace?

As mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been tracking down Windows performance issues using the remarkable Windows Performance Toolkit (WPT). Today, I tried launching the Windows Performance Analyzer tool on a fresh Windows 8.1 system but it silently disappeared when … Continue reading

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Why does Explorer hang when I right-click on a folder?

Last week, I started seeing a 30-45 second hang when right-clicking on large .zip files. Troubleshooting this kind of slow system performance usually takes one of two forms: Blame the anti-virus and grumble about it. Systematically try and modify state … Continue reading

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