Sure. First, yes I waited minutes for the window to populate. The reason for
this behavior is apparently due to one or more corrupted operating system
files. See http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/931712
. The first
solution was to run "sfc /scannow". When I ran it, it reported corruption,
but also reported that it couldn't fix it. The second method is to perform a
system restore, but I don't have an old-enough restore point, so that didn't
work for me either. More Googling revealed another option of updating the OS.
But when I tried that, it reported that I had to uninstall Powershell before
I could update. I can't uninstall Powershell, and I'm guessing that it's due
to the corruption that I have. So I've resigned myself to a complete
re-install. How frustrating.
"R. C. White" wrote:
> Hi, Vern.
> Since you shared your problem, could you please also share the solution you
> When you click to "Turn...on...", how long did you wait? This can often
> take several seconds, during which it seems nothing is happening, and some
> users stop the process too soon.
> R. C. White, CPA
> San Marcos, TX
> Microsoft Windows MVP
> Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8064.0206) in Win7 Ultimate x64 7000
> "Vern Rabe" <VernRabe@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> > I think I have found my own solution, via different Google attempts.
> > Thanks
> > "Vern Rabe" wrote:
> >> Vista Ultimate x64. When I go to Control Panel, Programs, Programs and
> >> Features, and click on the "Turn Windows features on or off" link, the
> >> Windows Features window is empty. Any idea why, or more importantly, how
> >> to
> >> get the features to be listed.
> >> Thanks
> >> Vern Rabe