Session "PerfDiag Logger" failed to start error: 0xC0000035 Event ID 2

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    Session "PerfDiag Logger" failed to start error: 0xC0000035 Event ID 2

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    I started getting this error message Session "PerfDiag Logger" failed to start with the following error: 0xC0000035 Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-EventTracing ID 2 <Data Name="ErrorCode">3221225525</Data>
    <Data Name="LoggingMode">8388736</Data>

    I first noticed this in the 19th of July and then again yesterday and once again today.

    I think this started happening after installing Microsoft Visual C++ with the FIFA 18 Demo on the 18th July and the the following day this error started emerging.

    I don't know if this is a coincidence, but over a month ago I had the same problem when I upgraded to 1903 from 1809.

    I did a fresh clean install of Windows 10 1903 less than a month ago and I didn't have this error message until now again!

    Can someone tell me what is triggering this error message to occur in the Event Log?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

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    I fixed this problem by re-enabling some Task Schedulers that I had previously disabled. That got rid off this error message.

    I turned back on enabled EDP Scheduled Tasks using CCleaner and then .NET FRAMEWORK. Apparently one of these scheduled tasks were causing this Perf Diag Logger error.

    Now I have no longer seen this error message in the Event Log Viewer pop-up for a week since.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

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    Ok, so this issue is back.
    SessionName PerfDiag Logger
    ErrorCode 3221225525
    LoggingMode 8388736
    I thought the problem was fixed and it has been. Until I actually tried to use Windows Update Blocker 1.3 from the 8th of August.

    I reverted all the task schedules back to default including the blocker tool but on Windows restart I get Session "PerfDiag Logger" failed to start with the following error: 0xC0000035. I have absolutely no idea what the hell is this! I did a half an hour Windows System Restore to the date before on 7th of August but this error returned back again despite successful restore.

    I then re-updated Windows updates back to all the latest updates and still bloody persists. Happens almost absolutely every single time on PC restart aside from the VSS errors that others have also reported. On some rare occasions this PerfDiag error does not appear on PC restart.

    I have yet to identify what it is and nobody once again is able to tell me on these forums about this. I don't believe nobody gets this error in their event viewer, impossible to believe.

    Any clues would be welcome.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

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    You're not alone. I too have searched for an answer to this error, including increasing the size of the log. I am following this thread to see if others have found a solution.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

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    Not Alone same issue, then followed by
    event id 3 Session "PerfDiag Logger" stopped due to the following error: 0xC0000188
    event id 4 The maximum file size for session "PerfDiag Logger" has been reached. As a result, events might be lost (not logged) to file "C:\WINDOWS\system32\WDI\LogFiles\ShutdownPerfDiagLogger.etl". The maximum files size is currently set to 26214400 bytes.
    I was able to increase the bytes. But still get event id 2, 3, 4, I guess they are all related

    Needless to say DISM tool clean bill of health and sfc scannow no errors

    Holding my breath for solution DisGruntled user
      My ComputerSystem Spec

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    I received a response on the MS Technet forums.

    Hi,It indicates an OS component (Perfdiag) is modifying an ETW session that is for private use by the operating system. For various reasons it has to be done with a retry loop because of some async activity; anytime we retry before that async activity has completed we get an error.
    It's not an actual, legitimate error and these log entries should be completely benign. We can safely ignore them.
    Best regards,
    I don't remember having these errors in 1809 update. This is ever since 1903 and also accompanied by VSS errors. Take a look at my screenshot. Click image for larger version. 

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    Yesterday, on a period of days, I had no errors and VSS error, I thought it was fixed. Restarted PC 7 times and no errors appeared.

    Today like magic the error is back and happens mostly following the restart of the PC. The response is very vague as it doesn't answer any clues on what this is, even if it is benign.

    I'm not even using Windows Update Blocker tool. However, before I began using it this problem wasn't occurring. It did happen when I tried disabling a task schedule relating to .NET framework and EDP but when I initially re-enabled them back the errors stopped.

    The moment I started using Windows Update Blocker this Perf Diag error started. Now I don't know if this is simply a coincidence. But system restore to the day before I started a week ago didn't fix this. 8th of August I used Windows Update Blocker 1.3. I restored the PC on the 7th and am not using it.

    Whether it is a coincidence or not, it would be useful to know the trigger of it. No errors are appearing in Windows Error Reporter though and SFC /Scannow is reporting no integrity violation...
      My ComputerSystem Spec

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    Ok I have found out the reason for this error trigger to appear sometimes and not on all occasions. Normally this error occurs only on restart of the computer!

    On the moment you restart the PC that is when the error gets logged in the Event Viewer. This happens randomly, sometimes it doesn't occur at all. The error gets triggered due to perhaps a timing issue, but I can't be certain what causes it to make it happen.
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    In order to fix this, you must open Regedit and search for this. Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WMI\Autologger\EventLog-System\{b675ec37-bdb6-4648-bc92-f3fdc74d3ca2}

    Inside Enabled and EnableProperty change the value to a 0 from 1 and now this error will no longer appear in the Event Viewer during PC restarts/shut down.
    Here I found out from another users advice. windows 7 - Event Viewer: Event ID 2 &#39;Session "Circular Kernel Context Logger" failed to start with the following error: 0xC0000035&#39; - Super User
    To Open Control Panel -> System -> Administrative Tools -> Performance Monitor. Under Data Collector Sets -> Event Trace Sessions, verify that the Context Logger is running. I have no problem with the Context Logger this always runs.

    However, the PerfDiag Logger session disappears after a few minutes on PC boot. It does not run at all times, I have no idea whether this behaviour is normal. Maybe others can confirm if this behaviour is normal for it to stop running after a while.

    All I know is that this error gets logged in event viewer on PC restart/shut down but it doesn't happen absolutely every single time. Sometimes it doesn't run on PC launch and other times it would run for a few minutes and then disappear.

    For now the best thing to do is change the Enabled and EnableProperty to a 0 so this random error will not get logged in the Event Viewer.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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