I faced a problem on my development machine. The following symptoms were visible:
1. The services.msc window only displayed the “standard” tab correctly. The extended / advanced tab was broken and only displayed the topleft blue bar. No text, no services, nothing.
2. In my Project installation (2007 office client) all the web panes broke. When I started one of those panes, an error displayed complaining about Srchui.dll and Jscript.dll not being registered properly. Those panes didn’t work at all
That last error pointed into the direction of IE8, so I uninstalled it. And as magic, everything started working again. Then I reinstalled IE8 again and untill now everything still works properly. So I’m not sure about what exactly caused the problem, but removing and reinstalling IE8 did fix it.