Sometimes, Windows may throw up funny errors. It may happen that you open Control Panel, click open Program & Features and go on to turn Windows features on or off. While on a normal day you will see options to turn on or off, Windows features like Hyper-V, Internet Explorer, IIS, Media features, .NET Framework, etc, I am sure you will be surprised if you were to find the window blank or empty!
While this could happen on very rare occasions, you should know how to fix it if you or your friend’s computer were to ever face this problem. We have seen what to do if the Windows Update page is blank or the Control Panel is blank. In this post lets see the potential solutions to this problem
Turn Windows Features on or off blank
1. See if a system restore helps you. Else Run System File Checker.
2. Create a new administrator account and see if it resolves the issue.
3. Make sure the Windows Modules Installer service Startup status is set to Automatic and it is currently running. To do this, type services.msc in Run box and hit Enter to open the Services Manager. Look for Windows Modules Installer and check its status. Double-click on it to change its Properties if required. This Windows Service, enables installation, modification, and removal of Windows updates and optional components. If this service is disabled, install or uninstall of Windows updates might fail for this computer.
4. Maye your Windows Component Store has been corrupted, so see if fixing this corruption helps you. While one can use the CheckSUR tool to resolve this issue, the way it works in Windows 8 is different, says TechNet. The Inbox Corruption Repair in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 brings the functionality of CheckSUR into Windows.
To repair the Component Store corruption open an elevated command prompt and run the following command, and restart your computer:
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
If things work for you, you will be able to see the Turn Windows features on or off populated with the options.
Hope something helps!