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Windows 7: Extended Tab of services.msc is blank


24 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Extended Tab of services.msc is blank

As mentioned in the title, I get a blank tab when i type in services.msc. The advanced tab is working fine though.

I am running on Windows 7 Pro. Searched in some places and found that this is probably due to some form of virus / trojan infection. Nothing is turning up when I scan the PC using malwarebytes / combofix. My AV is ESET NOD32.

Here is an image of how my services.msc look http://i.imgur.com/VIDFZ.jpg

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24 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

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24 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I ran the SFC scan; in fact that was the first thing I did. No problems found.

I saw many posting the same issue in several other forums. It seems the only way they were able to sort it out was through a re-install. This I do not wish to do - at least for the time being..
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24 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Theres no need to reinstall just for this issue. The only difference between the standard view and extended view in the services console is that extended view provides a left pane containing a description of the selected service and a convenient hyperlink to start/stop the service. In the standard view, the left pane is missing and you need to double click on the service, that brings up a box where you can read the description and other details and also start/stop the service. Not having the extended view available is not debilitating.
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24 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I understand that.

However, I find that ever since the problem showed up, I am not able to do a couple of other things. Like yahoo messenger does not work. I am not able to see the instant messages send to me. IE 9 is practically dead - it will not open up any pages. I have to try numerous times for a website to load properly. So such issues with FF, which is my primary browser. Yahoo messenger relies heavily on IE - so both those could issues could be related in some way or the other (hint - scripting etc etc)

The same issue is there when I try gpedit.msc The extended tab is blank.
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24 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Ok, you didn't say you were having so many troubles. The only option you have then is run repair install.

Repair Install
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24 Sep 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hmm okay .. Let me try doing a repair install of Windows 7.

Thanks.

Edit: Repair install did the trick .. (although it took nearly one hour to complete the process)
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24 May 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

did repair installation of Windows 7 work in ur case? Seems like I'm facing similar issue with services.msc & gpedit.msc but IE9 woks fine.
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24 May 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Hello Vishw4ever, just FYI: don't expect a response to this thread from 2011.

However he did indicate that the Repair install did the trick.

If you are stuck, after that, don't be shy about making a new topic...
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