I am Dale Hayter, a Microsoft and VMware certified Technical Consultant.

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Ncentral – 201 Input String was not in a correct format

If you have an error when monitoring CPU speed in Ncentral such as below

201 Input String was not in a correct format

Then the most likely cause is corrupt performance counters. To verify this then do the following :-

– Log onto the server
– Run the command below from a command prompt

typeperf "\processor(_total)\% processor time"

It all is okay it should start displaying current CPU values. If it comes up with an error

Error: No Valid Counters

Then in the command prompt run the command

lodctr /R

It will take a while but then it should work when you query the CPU again. It will look like below :