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.