RE: "Turn Windows Features On or Off" (Optionalfeatures.exe) empty
I am having this difficulty as well. Found a KB article (931712) that
instructed how to fix but fix did not work. Anyone have any success solving
> To George, To All:
> I am also having the same difficulty. As I wait for my academic upgrade
> (I'm a grad student at Vanderbilt) to Vista Business, it seems like the RC1
> (5600) is just getting buggier and buggier. I'd love to hear if there's a
> solution or workaround to this problem, because our ITS here has no definited
> date on when the final version DVDs will actually go out. So, if anyone has
> figured out a way to resolve the "Please wait" hang in the Windows Features
> (as George noted, the "optionalfeatures.exe" program), I'd be glad to hear it.
> Thanks in advance, and all the best.
> Dahron Johnson
> Vanderbilt Divinity School
> "George" wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have the latest RTM of windows Vista (installed Jan 1) on a desktop
> > machine. I went into the "Programs->Turn Windows features on or off" item
> > under control panel (this opens up optionalfeatures.exe) and enabled a few
> > features and it worked fine.
> > Vista has been pretty unstable on my machine from the start and sometimes it
> > just displays a quick blue screen and reboots. I did a "last known good
> > configuration" option on restart to boot into it and it worked. But from then
> > onwards my "windows features" list does not display ANYTHING> It's totally
> > empty. I can see "please wait" initially as it tries to make up a list but
> > then it totally blanks out. I can close the window and click help etc (the
> > program is responding), but the list is totally blank.
> > Anybody knows what's going on here? Any suggestions as on how to get this
> > working? Are there any alternate ways of enabling/disabling "features" (for
> > instance something in the registry)?