This error occurs due to a problem with the Windows Performance Counters, fortunately this can be solved.

Click Start, type cmd right click cmd.exe, and select Run as administrator. 
At the prompt, type lodctr /r and press ENTER.

Apparently, Windows keeps some counters cache in the registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Perflib\009 \ Counter+Help. If this cache becomes corrupted (has blank lines), you get the above errors - and lodctr /r rebuilds that cache.