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corrupted .NET Framework 3.5 sp1

Can anyone tell me how to repair or uninstall a corrupted .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 installation? I have tried Add/Remove on Control Panel, Windows Install Cleanup (file no longer showing), and downloading and re-installing the application - none work, 3.5 SP1 still shows in Add/Remove with earlier versions (back to 1.1)

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I need a little more.

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While I can remove the item from add/remove's list, and clean up the pending install how about a little more. An error message or what is causing you to call it corrupt.

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.NET Framework 3.5 sp1

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Thanks - I'm only assuming it is corrupt since it won't uninstall, and it is not showing in Windows Install Clean-up. Also, when I attempt to install a program requiring .NET Framework 3.5 (Creator 2009) I get a "set-up failed" message, the same message when I try to uninstall or re-install it. I've also noticed some other programs "acting funny" since I first installed .NET Framework 3.5 sp1. The problem originated when I installed Creator 2009 which did not function properly, so I downloaded and installed .NET Framework SP1 thinking it might help. Not only did it not help, but Creater 2009 would not uninstall at Add/Remove, so I made the mistake of doing a System Restore. After a long Thanksgiving weekend of attempting to get my machine back in order, the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 problem is all that remains. Thanks - Bob

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That helped but I was left to guess it was Roxio software.

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When I guess, it might be a bad guess. finds some good insight into installing Roxio Creator 2009.

This still leaves me with why you call .net bad. Yes Microsoft has a terrible time of uninstall issues but so far I don't see the right words to call this bad.

-> Let's clean out .net?

1. Remove the item from add/remove. I use Add Remove Pro (see google) to remove it from the list.
2. Take your pick from


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.NET Framework uninstall

In reply to: That helped but I was left to guess it was Roxio software.

Yes, the product is Roxio Creator 2009, and thanks for the reference sites for Roxio Creator 2009 installation issues. I'm not blaming Microsoft for how .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 might have become corrupted by my attempts at problem solving. I just want to get my computer back to where it was prior to my fouling it up, and it bugs me that I can't uninstall/re-install/repair a Microsoft product. At this point I'm concerned that resolving the Roxio installation issues without "cleaning up" the .NET Framework issue may not be time well spent. Since Creator 2009 requires Microsoft software it makes sense to me to make certain the associated software is in good working order prior to a re-installation attempt. Roxio Creator 2009 is a long install (20-30 minutes) and an almost as long uninstall. At this point I have more than 6 hours invested in getting a piece of $99 software running without success, and the only thing I have to show for it is Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 that won't uninstall or repair.

Question - do you think Stebner's tool at
also works for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1? He lists 3.5, but not 3.5 SP1.

Thanks - Bob

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Bite my tongue.

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There is no going back unless we had a backup...

The tool looks good to me. I would use that.

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.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 issues

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Stebner's tool worked great. It's intuitive and easy to use. Thanks for all your help.


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Uninstall problem

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Microsoft Windows XP home edition
Can't uninstall Net Framework 3.5 SP1. Need help

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If the above didn't work then you have to wipe out and install it all over!

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