O R G A N I C / F E R T I L I Z E R: troubleshooting device drivers with dpc problems

Sep 3, 2008

troubleshooting device drivers with dpc problems

another little gem.  here’s what you need and some highlights:

process explorer
kernrate
hklm\system\currentcontrolset\services

  1. run process explorer
    • open the DPCs property
    • check the performance graph - see if it’s high
  2. if it is, run kernrate for 30-60 seconds
    • ctrl-c to escape and view the results
    • the offending item should be at the top or close
  3. find the subkey associated with the offending item
    • path is noted above
    • modify the “start” value to 4 in order to disable it.  (at your own risk)

thanks to steven daugherty … read the full article in windows it pro.