An Instance Where Process Monitor Failed to Run
Posted by William Diaz on October 28, 2011
While doing some troubleshooting on a workstation one evening, I wanted to run Process Monitor but encountered the following error: “Procmon was unable to allocate sufficient memory to run. Try increasing the size of your page file.”
As seen here, the available memory and page file size were sufficient:
A reboot failed to correct. With nothing to go on, I thought about the workstations recent history. A couple days earlier I installed the latest Debug Diagnostics 1.2 from Microsoft in an attempt to get a dump of a crashing process. Upon uninstalling it, the Procmon could start again. I reinstalled Debug Diagnostics but was unable to recreate the error. So, if you encounter this, the only advise I have is start by looking at services that are not part of the out-of-box Windows experience.