The events registered in the event logs indicate that they are related to AppleTalk protocol.
EventID 2002 Source : Perflib
The open procedure for service “AppleTalk” in DLL “C:\WINNT\system32\atkctrs.dll” has taken longer than the established wait time to complete. There may be a problem with this extensible counter or the service it is collecting data from or the system may have been very busy when this call was attempted.
Event ID 3001 Source : atkctrs
Unable to open ATK device for R access. Returning IO Status Block in Data.
The whole application log is full of these errors,Any idea as to how to sort this out ?
Event ID 1008 Source : Perflib
The Open Procedure for service “AppleTalk” in DLL “C:\WINNT\system32\atkctrs.dll” failed. Performance data for this service will not be available. Status code returned is data DWORD 0.
The various solutions advised for this error are listed at
In addition on MS News forums I got a response related to this issue, that AppleTalk protocol is only needed for older Mac systems since the new onces support TCP/IP protocol and do not need to connect using AppleTalk.