If your application event log contains the following after every restart:
Event Type: Error Event Source: perfctrs Event Category: None Event ID: 3101 Date: boot_date Time: boot_time User: N/A Computer: SYSTEM Description: Unable to read IO control information from NBT device.Windows 2000 TCP/IP performance counters are trying to get I/O control information from your network device ( NIC, modem, ...), but the devices do not exist.
To fix the problem:
1. Run Exctrlst.exe.
2. Select the TCPIP Perfctrs.dll in the list and clear its' Performance Counters Enabled box.
3. Exit the utility and shutdown / Restart your computer.