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winsat won't run in Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center

  1. #11


    Bradenton, FL
    Posts : 11
    Win 8.1 Pro x64 media center


    Hi again folks,

    The logs are attached, along with a screen scrape of execution of the utilities. I see that some corruption was detected and fixed, but WinSAT still doesn't run correctly.

    Just for grins I loaded the etl and xml files from another laptop and WinSAT correctly displays the values.

    Also, running WinSAT cpu -compression and WinSAT mem run correctly. WinSAT cpu -encryption runs, but it reports Warning: The RDTSC to QPC delta is too high for each CPU core. All other WinSAT feature enumerations (e.g. media, mfmedia) fail.
    winsat won't run in Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center Attached Files

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  2. #12


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    I have prepared a script file for you to try. Please download & run the file as Administrator.

    **This file will take some time to complete, allow it to finish.**

    Let me know how it goes.
    winsat won't run in Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center Attached Files
    Last edited by ectech; 10 Feb 2014 at 07:14.
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  3. #13


    Bradenton, FL
    Posts : 11
    Win 8.1 Pro x64 media center


    Sorry for the delayed reply. I've been out of pocket for a few days. The log is attached.
    winsat won't run in Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center Attached Files
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #14


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Code:
    > Running: System memory performance assessment ''
    > Run Time 00:00:05.08
    > CPU LZW Compression                          175.57 MB/s
    > CPU AES256 Encryption                        998.78 MB/s
    > CPU Vista Compression                        464.55 MB/s
    > CPU SHA1 Hash                                595.21 MB/s
    > Uniproc CPU LZW Compression                  99.52 MB/s
    > Uniproc CPU AES256 Encryption                387.93 MB/s
    > Uniproc CPU Vista Compression                222.95 MB/s
    > Uniproc CPU SHA1 Hash                        384.70 MB/s
    > Memory Performance                           14963.02 MB/s
    > Direct3D Batch Performance                   168.50 F/s
    > Direct3D Alpha Blend Performance             154.61 F/s
    > Direct3D ALU Performance                     84.78 F/s
    > Direct3D Texture Load Performance            84.20 F/s
    > Direct3D Batch Performance                   0.00 F/s
    > Direct3D Alpha Blend Performance             0.00 F/s
    > Direct3D ALU Performance                     0.00 F/s
    > Direct3D Texture Load Performance            0.00 F/s
    > Direct3D Geometry Performance                0.00 F/s
    > Direct3D Geometry Performance                0.00 F/s
    > Direct3D Constant Buffer Performance         0.00 F/s
    > Video Memory Throughput                      4716.32 MB/s
    > Dshow Video Encode Time                      2.58576 s
    > Media Foundation Decode Time                 0.26299 s
    > Total Run Time 00:02:28.33
    Code:
    > Running: System memory performance assessment ''
    > Run Time 00:00:05.17
    > CPU LZW Compression                          177.40 MB/s
    > CPU AES256 Encryption                        999.92 MB/s
    > CPU Vista Compression                        461.84 MB/s
    > CPU SHA1 Hash                                594.49 MB/s
    > Uniproc CPU LZW Compression                  84.03 MB/s
    > Uniproc CPU AES256 Encryption                374.91 MB/s
    > Uniproc CPU Vista Compression                225.36 MB/s
    > Uniproc CPU SHA1 Hash                        384.10 MB/s
    > Memory Performance                           14790.81 MB/s
    > Dshow Video Encode Time                      3.77396 s
    > Total Run Time 00:01:32.69
    Code:
    > Running: Storage Assessment '-ran -read -n 0'
    > Run Time 00:00:00.19
    > Disk  Sequential 64.0 Read                   1247.97 MB/s          8.6
    > Disk  Random 16.0 Read                       450.04 MB/s          8.2
    > Total Run Time 00:00:03.34
    Code:
    > Running: System memory performance assessment ''
    > Run Time 00:00:05.06
    > Memory Performance                           15089.40 MB/s
    > Video Memory Throughput                      4013.09 MB/s
    > Total Run Time 00:00:16.97
    Code:
    Opening kernel trace log...
    Opening EVR trace log...
    Processing kernel trace log...
    Finished processing kernel trace!
    ETW-  CPU  0 time:          99641.8 us user +           2336.7 us isr/dpc
    ETW-  CPU  1 time:          52821.3 us user +             88.1 us isr/dpc
    ETW-  CPU  2 time:          67922.6 us user +             87.7 us isr/dpc
    ETW-  CPU  3 time:         118129.3 us user +             74.0 us isr/dpc
    ETW-  Summed time:         338514.9 us user +           2586.5 us isr/dpc
    ETW-   Max thread:         191054.6 us
    ETW- Elapsed time:         422580.7 us
    EVR- 143 frames
    EVR- Min frame time: 543 usec
    EVR- Max frame time: 28676 usec
    EVR- Mean frame time: 2154 usec
    EVR- Median frame time: 2097 usec
    Everything ran as expected, except for this..

    Code:
    Opening kernel trace log...
    Processing kernel trace log...
    FAIL: mediaetw.cpp @ 1153: 0x8007007a == ERROR_INSUFFICIENT_BUFFER
    FAIL: mediaetw.cpp @ 2051: 0x8007007a == ERROR_INSUFFICIENT_BUFFER
    FAIL: mediaetw.cpp @ 2178: 0x8007007a == ERROR_INSUFFICIENT_BUFFER
    FAIL: mediatest.cpp @ 1101: 0x8007007a == ERROR_INSUFFICIENT_BUFFER
    Cleaning up.
    Deleting temporary output file "c:\users\carl\appdata\local\temp\TempWinSAT-MediaEnc-2014-02-07-09-20-29-14.tmp"...
    Deleting temporary ETW trace "c:\users\carl\appdata\local\temp\TempWinSAT-MediaEtw-2014-02-07-09-20-29-14.etl"...
    > Run Time 00:00:05.05
    > Direct3D Batch Performance                   148.59 F/s
    > Direct3D Alpha Blend Performance             146.20 F/s
    > Direct3D ALU Performance                     91.10 F/s
    > Direct3D Texture Load Performance            80.49 F/s
    > Direct3D Batch Performance                   0.00 F/s
    > Direct3D Alpha Blend Performance             0.00 F/s
    > Direct3D ALU Performance                     0.00 F/s
    > Direct3D Texture Load Performance            0.00 F/s
    > Direct3D Geometry Performance                0.00 F/s
    > Direct3D Geometry Performance                0.00 F/s
    > Direct3D Constant Buffer Performance         0.00 F/s
    > Video Memory Throughput                      4025.95 MB/s
    > Media Foundation Decode Time                 0.19105 s
    > Total Run Time 00:01:09.52
    Entering function D3DCommon::DX9Shutdown
    > The System processor power policy was restored
    Code:
    __GENUS               : 2
    __CLASS               : Win32_WinSAT
    __SUPERCLASS          : 
    __DYNASTY             : Win32_WinSAT
    __RELPATH             : Win32_WinSAT.TimeTaken="MostRecentAssessment"
    __PROPERTY_COUNT      : 8
    __DERIVATION          : {}
    __SERVER              : VAIO
    __NAMESPACE           : root\cimv2
    __PATH                : \\VAIO\root\cimv2:Win32_WinSAT.TimeTaken="MostRecentAss
                            essment"
    CPUScore              : 0
    D3DScore              : 0
    DiskScore             : 0
    GraphicsScore         : 0
    MemoryScore           : 0
    TimeTaken             : MostRecentAssessment
    WinSATAssessmentState : 3
    WinSPRLevel           : 0
    PSComputerName        : VAIO
    This is clear indication that the etl file used to store information reguarding the Kernal trace events is full. You should look through the event log to see if it points to a particular file. If it does, delete it and rerun the bat file.

    You might also need to salvage the WMI repository.

    Run the command from an elevated command prompt.

    1. Disable and stop the WMI service.
    sc config winmgmt start= disabled
    net stop winmgmt

    2. Run the following commands.
    Winmgmt /salvagerepository %windir%\System32\wbem

    Winmgmt /resetrepository %windir%\System32\wbem


    4. Re-enable the WMI service and then reboot the server to see how it goes.
    sc config winmgmt start= auto

    If the problem remains, then try the following steps to rebuild the repository:

    1. Disable and stop the WMI service.
    sc config winmgmt start= disabled (note that there is a blank between '=' and 'disabled')
    net stop winmgmt

    2. Rename the repository folder (located at %windir%\System32\wbem\repository) to repository.old.

    3. Re-enable the WMI service.
    sc config winmgmt start= auto

    4. Reboot if the problem remains.
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  5. #15


    Bradenton, FL
    Posts : 11
    Win 8.1 Pro x64 media center


    Ectech,

    No joy yet, I'm afraid. There were no evt files in the datastore and the various steps with the repository did not help. I am starting to have other problems which are interfering with my work, so I am reluctantly dropping back to an early backup. I hate to do this in the middle of our debug session, but I must have a working PC again. Of course, sfc says everything is fine, but I am having installation problems, and I can't start the event logging service to name but two problems.

    I very much appreciate the time you have put in on this so far. I will leave this thread open and get back to you with the status after the restore.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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