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Windows 7: Turn Windows features on or off is blank, I've tried everything

26 Oct 2010   #1
Naike

W7/XP
 
 
Turn Windows features on or off is blank, I've tried everything

Yeah, the list is just empty after loading.
I've tried running sfc /scannow, system restoring back, I've ran a chkdsk on C:, I created a new admin account to see if it worked, I even tried this command: reg delete HKLM\COMPONENTS /v StoreDirty but still no luck.

Any ideas? :s



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26 Oct 2010   #2
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You might try useing your Win 7 disk and do a repair install, if that doesn't work then it's time to do a clean install
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26 Oct 2010   #3
Bill2

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

Try the method on this page.

FIX Blank or Empty List in Vista Turn Windows Features On or Off (OptionalFeatures.exe) | Raymond.CC Blog

Make sure you download the update readiness tool for win7, just google.

If this doesnt work, repair install could probably be the only way out.
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26 Oct 2010   #4
Naike

W7/XP
 
 

I tried that tool, and the other trick on the page, didn't work.
I guess I'll have to try a repair install.

Lets hope the next windows MS makes works properly..
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26 Oct 2010   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Have you tried this. Start and type Windows features, tick Windows features on or off and give it time to load.
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26 Oct 2010   #6
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Naike View Post
I tried that tool, and the other trick on the page, didn't work.
I guess I'll have to try a repair install.

Lets hope the next windows MS makes works properly..
There's nothing wrong with the os MS made this time if installed properly
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03 Jan 2011   #7
Seventy Nine

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Try restoring an older version of your registry

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1Bowtie View Post
You might try using your Win 7 disk and do a repair install, if that doesn't work then it's time to do a clean install
Having tried sfc /scannow and the KB947821 fix without any success I was also on the verge of re-installing windows when I thought of rolling back some registry cleaning I'd done with CCleaner.

Luckily I had some backups and restoring an earlier version of the registry solved the problem of the Windows Features options being blank. I guess that is why so many people on this and other forums advise against using registry cleaners for anything other than cleaning up after uninstalling programs - for which IObit Uninstaller is better anyway.
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21 Nov 2011   #8
bugmenot123

W7 x64
 
 
The fix

I had the same problem and found this thread googling for the solution. I have fixed the issue since then, and here's how - make sure "Windows Modules Installer" service is enabled and running. That's it.
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21 Nov 2011   #9
indianacarnie

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1Bowtie View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Naike View Post
I tried that tool, and the other trick on the page, didn't work.
I guess I'll have to try a repair install.

Lets hope the next windows MS makes works properly..
There's nothing wrong with the os MS made this time if installed properly

What he said!
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12 Sep 2013   #10
nicklulu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

We have this issue and found a solution.

Apply KB2862966, An update is available that improves management of weak certificate cryptographic algorithms in Windows


Workign good so far.
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