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"Windows Features" have disappeared

P

PTravel

#1
In Control Panel, under Programs and Features, clicking on Turn Windows
Features on or off results in a window with no features at all. Does anyone
have any ideas on how to restore them?
 

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dmex

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Vista Guru
Gold Member
#2
The features are they they sometimes just take a very long time to show themselfs. Try rebooting and see if you are able to open it again.
 

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P

PTravel

#3
"dmex" <dmex.2rafjt@no-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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> The features are they they sometimes just take a very long time to show
> themselfs. Try rebooting and see if you are able to open it again.


I rebooted, opened the window and waited 10 minutes. Still empty.



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> dmex
 

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P

PTravel

#4
And, apparently, it's a known issue:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931712


Unfortunately, the fix doesn't work as it references deleting a registry key
that is not found on my system. This, too, appears to be a known issue in
that others have experienced it (a search of microsoft.com for the article
number will find the posts).

If anyone has any ideas, short of a complete re-install, I'd appreciate
hearing them.

"PTravel" <ptravel@travelersvideo.com> wrote in message
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> "dmex" <dmex.2rafjt@no-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
> news:dmex.2rafjt@no-mx.forums.net...
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>> The features are they they sometimes just take a very long time to show
>> themselfs. Try rebooting and see if you are able to open it again.

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> I rebooted, opened the window and waited 10 minutes. Still empty.
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>> dmex

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M

MtnFun

#5
Had this exact same issue. Found that in my haste to disable system
services, I had disabled the "Windows Modules Installer" service. Once
re-enabled, the "Turn Windows feature" window again worked as it should.

If you never messed around disabling services, then obviously this solution
won't work for you.
 

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