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I am running win 7 home premium, and now I see my windows and features list is always empty, i tried many solutions but nothing did it. enter image description here

I tried this last thing but failed to solve as well

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Have you tried booting in secure mode and/or did you turned of some services by yourself? – Harrys Kavan Feb 8 '13 at 9:43
can't remember i turned of any services my self, and I didn't boot in secure mode. – Amr Elgarhy Feb 8 '13 at 9:45
Start the program msconfig and have a look at your services. Give the secure mode a try too!! – Harrys Kavan Feb 8 '13 at 10:01
which service should be running to make this work? – Amr Elgarhy Feb 8 '13 at 10:20
First, run the System File checker to see if you have any corrupted system files. Click Start Type: CMD, from the results, right click CMD Click Run as Administrator, At the Command Prompt, type: sfc/scannow, and press ENTER This will check for any integrity violations and fix any corrupted operating system files. Restart your system – James Young Feb 8 '13 at 15:19

Now, this is an old post. But if other run into it. Try (command should be run as admin)

  • Running sfc /scannow, in safe mode is best
  • Run DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  • Install windows update KB2862966

Different things have worked for different people and it's most likely connected to what is causing the trouble for that individual. Any number of corrupt files etc could be the issue.

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I do not have enough reputation to comment so I post an answer instead.

inquam suggested running:

ISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

However, it's actually:

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
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Thanx... Wrote a bit to fast and missed the D ;) – inquam Feb 10 at 14:59

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