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Windows Feature List blank, Updates fail, system readiness tool says files are corrupt

Windows Feature List blank, Updates fail, system readiness tool says files are corrupt

I tried to install IIS and to my surprise the feature/components lists was blank =[. I tried the system update readiness tool and it creates the following log:

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Guest [Entry]

"when system update readiness tool fails your system is damaged beyond repair. You have two options at this point.

If you have your windows vista media available do an in place upgrade to repair the system. This will leave all your files and applications intact.
Re-install windows with the recovery partition that your OEM provided."
Guest [Entry]

"Windows Features list empty, not shown?

When System Update Readiness Tool fails your system is not damaged beyond repair. You have an extra option to explore before trying System Restore or reïnstalling windows. See CheckSUR.log and remove dangling catalog entries from Component Based Servicing:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\Packages\

http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2009/03/06/fix-blank-or-empty-list-in-vista-turn-windows-features-on-or-off-optionalfeaturesexe/"