A. You can configure Performance Monitor to output data to a binary log file. To read this data, start Performance Monitor, select the System Monitor component, right-click in the snap-in's detail pane (e.g., the chart), and select Properties. In the System Monitor Properties dialog box, which the Figure shows, select the Source tab, and click Add in the Log Files section to select the log files. If you want, you can then set the time range to display only a subset of the performance data.