Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Trouble Updating .NET framework 4


  • Please log in to reply
25 replies to this topic

#1 mellons

mellons

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:40 PM

Posted 24 July 2011 - 10:39 PM

For a couple of weeks now, I've had these windows updates that wouldn't finish installing. I've been trying the recommended solutions that I could find but nothing really helps.

I've tried repairing the Microsoft .NET framework but it fails to repair for some unknown reason.

I've uninstalled and reinstalled it both manually and through windows updater, both failed.

Can you please help me?

Thank you.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Broni

Broni

    The Coolest BC Computer


  • BC Advisor
  • 42,716 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Daly City, CA
  • Local time:01:40 PM

Posted 24 July 2011 - 11:03 PM

Let's try cleaning up your .NET framework...

Download, unzip, and run the dotnetfx_cleanup_tool. It will remove the .NET framework from your computer so that we can reinstall it later.

After running this cleanup tool, it should ask you to reboot. Please do so.

Next, download and install dotnetfx35.exe. This will reinstall the .NET framework onto your computer. Note: this is a large file, and could take some time to download depending on the speed of your internet connection.

After another reboot, download and install dotnetfx35setup.exe. This will update the .NET framework to version 3 SP1.

If you need any more updates for the .NET framework, Windows Update should find it for you (assuming updates are set to automatically download and install).

My Website

p4433470.gif

My help doesn't cost a penny, but if you'd like to consider a donation, click p22001735.gif


 


#3 chromebuster

chromebuster

  • Members
  • 899 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:the crazy city of Boston, In the North East reaches of New England
  • Local time:04:40 PM

Posted 26 July 2011 - 09:21 PM

There's no question that the .net framework can be very finicky sometimes. You're lucky you're not dealing with custom applications that could break if one thing goes out of place. I read a blog post regarding that a couple of days ago and the author was saying how Microsoft really could improve their framework updates and provide better patches for .net

The AccessCop Network is just me and my crew. 

Some call me The Queen of Cambridge


#4 mellons

mellons
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:40 PM

Posted 26 July 2011 - 10:17 PM

sorry for the late thank you response. I was away at my college orientation. I will try what you said and report back. Thank you for your help!

#5 mellons

mellons
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:40 PM

Posted 27 July 2011 - 01:02 AM

i followed your directions and am still having a bit of trouble. The final step of using the dotnetfx35setup seems to be acting funny for me. I run the install and it doesn't show me any progress bar or anything. It just disappears. I assumed that this meant that it was installed and did a reboot. After the reboot I tried using windows update but the update failed.

I thought maybe that this meant I had the latest version already and tried to install itunes. Unfortunately, the error "windows installer service could not be accessed" appeared. I take that this means my microsoft .NET framework has yet to install properly?

What can I do?

#6 Broni

Broni

    The Coolest BC Computer


  • BC Advisor
  • 42,716 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Daly City, CA
  • Local time:01:40 PM

Posted 27 July 2011 - 07:28 PM

tried to install itunes. Unfortunately, the error "windows installer service could not be accessed" appeared.

Does it happen when you try to install any other program?

My Website

p4433470.gif

My help doesn't cost a penny, but if you'd like to consider a donation, click p22001735.gif


 


#7 mellons

mellons
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:40 PM

Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:49 PM

yeah. it doesn't let me install anything.

I've tried to install Xsplit, Rosetta Stone, and Microsoft Office.

edit: forgot to include Itunes

Edited by mellons, 30 July 2011 - 05:49 PM.


#8 Broni

Broni

    The Coolest BC Computer


  • BC Advisor
  • 42,716 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Daly City, CA
  • Local time:01:40 PM

Posted 30 July 2011 - 06:08 PM

Go Start and in "Start search" type in:
services.msc
Press Enter.

Find "Windows Installer" service.
Make sure it's not set to "Disable".

Find "Remote Procedure Call (RPC)" and "DCOM Server Process Launcher" services and make sure, that BOTH of them are set to "Automatic" startup and that both of them are running.

My Website

p4433470.gif

My help doesn't cost a penny, but if you'd like to consider a donation, click p22001735.gif


 


#9 mellons

mellons
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:40 PM

Posted 30 July 2011 - 09:17 PM

Go Start and in "Start search" type in:
services.msc
Press Enter.

Find "Windows Installer" service.
Make sure it's not set to "Disable".

Find "Remote Procedure Call (RPC)" and "DCOM Server Process Launcher" services and make sure, that BOTH of them are set to "Automatic" startup and that both of them are running.


I have done as you said and all is well. What should I do now?

#10 Broni

Broni

    The Coolest BC Computer


  • BC Advisor
  • 42,716 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Daly City, CA
  • Local time:01:40 PM

Posted 30 July 2011 - 11:27 PM

What do you mean by "all is well"?
All settings were correct?

My Website

p4433470.gif

My help doesn't cost a penny, but if you'd like to consider a donation, click p22001735.gif


 


#11 mellons

mellons
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:40 PM

Posted 31 July 2011 - 06:00 AM

sorry for being unclear. yes, all settings were correct.

#12 Broni

Broni

    The Coolest BC Computer


  • BC Advisor
  • 42,716 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Daly City, CA
  • Local time:01:40 PM

Posted 31 July 2011 - 12:54 PM

1. Quit all Windows programs.

2. Click Start, type Run in the Search box and then press Enter, type msiexec /unregister in the Open box, and then click OK.

3. Click Start, type Run in the Search box and then press Enter, type msiexec /regserver in the Open box, and then click OK.

4. Restart your computer.


My Website

p4433470.gif

My help doesn't cost a penny, but if you'd like to consider a donation, click p22001735.gif


 


#13 mellons

mellons
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:40 PM

Posted 31 July 2011 - 02:07 PM

just to check, should i try and install the program after every step you mention? Thanks for the help btw.

#14 Broni

Broni

    The Coolest BC Computer


  • BC Advisor
  • 42,716 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Daly City, CA
  • Local time:01:40 PM

Posted 31 July 2011 - 02:18 PM

No, perform all 4 steps.

My Website

p4433470.gif

My help doesn't cost a penny, but if you'd like to consider a donation, click p22001735.gif


 


#15 mellons

mellons
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:40 PM

Posted 31 July 2011 - 02:58 PM

Wow, I seem to be having trouble making myself clear :[

I meant after every different procedure you tell me to do.
Sorry about that (again)

I did as you said. What's next?

Edited by mellons, 31 July 2011 - 03:34 PM.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users