"Process performance counter is disabled" exception on Process.GetProcessesByName ( )

Calls to Process.GetProcessesByName fail on certain machines with the following exception:

Process performance counter is disabled so the requested operation cannot be peformed

What, if anything needs to be enabled so that this call will work?
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wile_e_coyoteAsked:
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Bob LearnedCommented:
What kind of process are you trying to access?
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wile_e_coyoteAuthor Commented:
I'm trying to determine if a particulare app is running, ie.  Process.GetProcessesByName ("notepad")
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