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Windows 7 32 bit laptop

I used to be able to open the services but it doesnt open anymore.

I have tried opening it by... - typing "services" in the search box - going to Control Panel\System and Security\Administrative Tools\services

When I click on it, nothing happens. I cant see any errors in event viewer either.

This laptop is part of a domain, and my id has admin privileges. I can open add/remove programs, install/uninstall stuff etc. But services don't open. I have also tried to be on the domain (VPN into work) to make sure its not related to domain not reachable etc.

Not sure how to figure this out.

Thanks A

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Probably talk with your IT department. –  EEAA Aug 20 '13 at 17:49
What about opening empty console and adding services snap-in manually? –  strange walker Aug 20 '13 at 17:59
Added the "services" to an empty console manually. The addition happens and then when I click on the services to open just hangs (Not responding) –  Amit A Phatarphekar Aug 20 '13 at 18:04
Can you open any other snap-in from that list? And have you tried doing that in safe mode? –  strange walker Aug 20 '13 at 18:07
What if you go to Start, type "services.msc", then right-click and Run as Administrator? –  trpt4him Aug 20 '13 at 19:02

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I couldn't figure out the culprit, but i went in add/remove programs, sorted by date installed and then uninstalled a whole bunch of programs till a certain date that I knew everything worked right and restarted the machine. After that services opens up now. Thanks for everyone's help.

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