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Method to identify why a process stops on windows 2008

 
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Method to identify why a process stops on windows 2008

I'm running into a performance issue running Data Protector on windows 2008. One of the processes runs for a while pauses for a while then runs again. It might run for 3-4 minutes then stops for 10 minutes, runs, stops, runs, etc.

Some Operating Systems (e.g., HPUX) will show why a process is stopped (e.g., waiting for I/O to complete, waiting to lock a semaphore, waiting for CPU resources, etc.) I cannot find anything similar with win 2008. I selected all the perfmon metrics associated with a process. All I can see is the process stops using resources for 10 minutes or so. No CPU, no disk I/O, no other I/O, etc.

Can someone point me to tools or a methodology to determine why a partitular process may be blocked from running?
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Thank you Murali. I'll chack out thise links.
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I used the process monitor from the sysinternals link. I found it provided very useful information but not the reason the process stopped, However, because it shows a trace of what the process is calling and when each call happens, that is the next best thing.

Thanks for the link.

Bill