I can open the Administrative Tools control panel, but when I try to open any one of the tools (e.g. Reliability and Performance Monitor) I get the message "The service cannot accept control messages at this time."
I'm using Vista, Home Premium Edition, and an Administrator account.
I cannot find much info on the error in relation to admin tools and Vista, most of the google hits are in relation to server software and IIS, some for XP when there are 2 or more PC's on a home network with the same computer name, but is also related to IE.
Was having Admin access problems myuself but digging around I did get one answer to some of the problems.. It makes sense when you think about it. If you preform a system restore, to jsut undo a driver or whatever, weather an hour or days....If you changed your Administrator password to a point after your restore point.... you ain't the Admin any more. Did that I changed my password and did a restore for "security issues". Well it's secure my "Administrator account has beenn disabled.... please see your system adminstartor..." That the message. well if that was any help or at least a caution