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Posted - 03/25/2009 :  19:22:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am trying to troubleshoot a deadlock problem. My deadlock graphs are rather complex, so I'd love to see a picture of them, but the SQL Profiler deadlock graph trace gives me the error:
"Failed to initalize deadlock control. Object reference not set to an instance of an object." I get the same error if I stop tracing, close profiler, and open the .xdl in management studio.

I read another person here with the same error message who fixed it by upgrading to sp2. I installed sp3 (9.00.4035) today, no dice. Any other ideas?

I am running profiler against a local database, with just the 'Deadlock Graph' option being captured. I am using some custom code to load down the database to force the deadlocks to show up. My deadlock graphs are long, e.g. 1200 lines, but they look ok to me.
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