I have SQL Server 2012 Express installed. I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 and there were no problems - even after updates were applied. This weekend, a number of security patches have been installed (not to SQL) and now, when I open SQL Server Management Studio, the open connection window does not open and the management studio screen is unresponsive (as though a modal window is open somewhere but it is nowhere to be seen). I can open the profiler and that can open a connection window so I think it is something in Management Studio itself.
I have tried going through SQL installation to just remove the management studio and re-install it but the tick box that is checked next to management tools is disabled - preventing me from uninstalling.
Any guidance would be great.
Thanks in advance.