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error code:0x641 updating .NET Framework 1.1

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  • I have a windows xp media center version 2002 computer with service pack 3 installed. I'm trying to update the .NET framework 1.1 (version 1.1.4322.2407) to .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 using the Microsoft Update service. It fails with a 0x641 error code, which means that the Windows Installer service can't start. I went to Computer Management and Services and tried to start the Windows Installer service but it failed to start. I didn't write down the error. I downloaded the 4.5 version of the windows installer an installed it successfully. Now when I go to Computer Management and Services and start the Windows Installer, it starts successfully. However, when I tried to update the .NET Framework it still fails with error code 0x641. If I try to install any third party software package, it starts the install process and almost finishes but fails with an error message "The wizard was interrupted before (package name) could be completely installed." Any help resolving this would be appreciated. Thanks.

    Thursday, December 31, 2009 11:23 PM

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  • Hi Dcp816,

    Thank you for your post.

    To upgrade .NET Framework 1.1 to SP1, you might try manually downloading the installer of .NET 1.1 SP1 from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a8f5654f-088e-40b2-bbdb-a83353618b38&displaylang=en and install it manually.
    If the installation fails, please try the following steps to resolve your issue:
    - Use Cleanup Tool to remove .NET Framework 1.1 to start from scratch
    - Download .NET Framework 1.1 from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=262D25E3-F589-4842-8157-034D1E7CF3A3&displaylang=en and install it
    - Install .NET Framework 1.1 SP1

    BTW, this forum is for the support of .NET Framework installation.
    For your concern on the error code 0x641 for Windows Update, you can try the workaround in tge following similar issue:
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&tid=afbb1304-1d13-43e7-a640-6425c5109f18&cat=en_US_56d1dd45-de9e-4fc5-9bc1-2d1d0de6daee&lang=en&cr=US&sloc=&p=1.
    If error code 0x641 still exists, please try Windows Update forums to get more useful help.

    Hope this helps! If you have any concern, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen
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    • Edited by YiChun Chen Tuesday, January 05, 2010 3:30 AM typo
    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Friday, January 08, 2010 3:13 AM
    Monday, January 04, 2010 9:24 AM
  • Hi Dcp816,

    Thank you for your reply.

    If you want to check whether .NET Framework 1.1 with SP1 has been well installed on your machine, you can try Verification Tool to verify .NET 1.1.

    For the behavior in Add/Remove Programs, could you please help me to check whether you can find Service Pack 1 update when you click "Show Updates" in Add/Remove Programs dialog?
    For "Show Updates" checkbox, please check the following screenshot:


    Hope this helps!

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
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    • Marked as answer by dcp816 Saturday, January 09, 2010 5:19 PM
    Saturday, January 09, 2010 4:58 AM
  • Hi Dcp816,

    Thank you for your post.

    However, the verification tool would only verify .NET Framework 1.0 and .NET Framework 1.1 SP1. The first part of the verification tool's log file shows:

    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Beginning of new SetupVerifier activity logging session
    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Activity log file location: C:\DOCUME~1\HP_ADM~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\setupverifier_main_01-09-10_09.59.18.txt
    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Error log file location: C:\DOCUME~1\HP_ADM~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\setupverifier_errors_01-09-10_09.59.18.txt
    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Build created on December 9, 2009
    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Detected operating system: Windows XP (x86)
    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Install state for .NET Framework 1.0: installed with service pack 3.
    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Install state for .NET Framework 1.1: installed with service pack 1.

    Based on the log files and description, .NET Framework 1.1 with SP1 has been well installed on your machine. You don't need to remove and re-install it again.

    Hope this helps!

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    Welcome to the All-In-One Code Framework! If you have any feedback, please tell us.
    • Marked as answer by dcp816 Monday, January 11, 2010 11:20 PM
    Monday, January 11, 2010 5:39 AM

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  • I have a windows xp media center version 2002 computer with service pack 3 installed. I'm trying to update the .NET framework 1.1 (version 1.1.4322.2407) to .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 using the Microsoft Update service. It fails with a 0x641 error code, which means that the Windows Installer service can't start. I went to Computer Management and Services and tried to start the Windows Installer service but it failed to start. I didn't write down the error. I downloaded the 4.5 version of the windows installer an installed it successfully. Now when I go to Computer Management and Services and start the Windows Installer, it starts successfully. However, when I tried to update the .NET Framework it still fails with error code 0x641. If I try to install any third party software package, it starts the install process and almost finishes but fails with an error message "The wizard was interrupted before (package name) could be completely installed." Any help resolving this would be appreciated. Thanks.

    http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet/32969372/error-code-0x641-for-any.aspx


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    • Marked as answer by dcp816 Saturday, January 09, 2010 4:47 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by dcp816 Saturday, January 09, 2010 4:47 PM
    Friday, January 01, 2010 6:43 PM
  • Hi Dcp816,

    Thank you for your post.

    To upgrade .NET Framework 1.1 to SP1, you might try manually downloading the installer of .NET 1.1 SP1 from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a8f5654f-088e-40b2-bbdb-a83353618b38&displaylang=en and install it manually.
    If the installation fails, please try the following steps to resolve your issue:
    - Use Cleanup Tool to remove .NET Framework 1.1 to start from scratch
    - Download .NET Framework 1.1 from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=262D25E3-F589-4842-8157-034D1E7CF3A3&displaylang=en and install it
    - Install .NET Framework 1.1 SP1

    BTW, this forum is for the support of .NET Framework installation.
    For your concern on the error code 0x641 for Windows Update, you can try the workaround in tge following similar issue:
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&tid=afbb1304-1d13-43e7-a640-6425c5109f18&cat=en_US_56d1dd45-de9e-4fc5-9bc1-2d1d0de6daee&lang=en&cr=US&sloc=&p=1.
    If error code 0x641 still exists, please try Windows Update forums to get more useful help.

    Hope this helps! If you have any concern, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    Welcome to the All-In-One Code Framework! If you have any feedback, please tell us.
    • Edited by YiChun Chen Tuesday, January 05, 2010 3:30 AM typo
    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Friday, January 08, 2010 3:13 AM
    Monday, January 04, 2010 9:24 AM
  • Thank you for your post. I was not able to install the .NET framework 1.1 SP1 package manually so I ran the clean tool and removed the .NET Framework 1.1 package. I then downloaded and re-installed the .NET Framework 1.1 package successfully. I then installed the .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 package successfully. If I start the control panel and go to add/remove software, the .NET Framework 1.1 software shows up in the list but the SP1 software does not.  I am assuming that this is the correct behavior for the add/remove programs list?
    Saturday, January 09, 2010 3:24 AM
  • Hi Dcp816,

    Thank you for your reply.

    If you want to check whether .NET Framework 1.1 with SP1 has been well installed on your machine, you can try Verification Tool to verify .NET 1.1.

    For the behavior in Add/Remove Programs, could you please help me to check whether you can find Service Pack 1 update when you click "Show Updates" in Add/Remove Programs dialog?
    For "Show Updates" checkbox, please check the following screenshot:


    Hope this helps!

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    Welcome to the All-In-One Code Framework! If you have any feedback, please tell us.
    • Marked as answer by dcp816 Saturday, January 09, 2010 5:19 PM
    Saturday, January 09, 2010 4:58 AM
  • Thank you for replying so promptly. The Add/Remove Programs with "Show Updates" checked shows .NET Framework 1.0 hotfix(KB953295) and .NET Framework 1.1. However, the verification tool would only verify .NET Framework 1.0 and .NET Framework 1.1 SP1. The first part of the verification tool's log file shows:

    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Beginning of new SetupVerifier activity logging session
    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Activity log file location: C:\DOCUME~1\HP_ADM~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\setupverifier_main_01-09-10_09.59.18.txt
    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Error log file location: C:\DOCUME~1\HP_ADM~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\setupverifier_errors_01-09-10_09.59.18.txt
    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Build created on December 9, 2009
    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Detected operating system: Windows XP (x86)
    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Install state for .NET Framework 1.0: installed with service pack 3.
    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Install state for .NET Framework 1.1: installed with service pack 1.
    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Install state for .NET Framework 2.0: not installed.
    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Install state for .NET Framework 3.0: not installed.
    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Install state for .NET Framework 3.5: not installed.
    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Install state for .NET Framework 4 Client: not installed.
    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Install state for .NET Framework 4 Full: not installed.
    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Not adding product '.NET Framework 1.1' because it is not currently installed
    [01/09/10,09:59:19] Not adding product '.NET Framework 2.0' because it is not currently installed
    [01/09/10,09:59:19] Not adding product '.NET Framework 2.0 SP1' because it is not currently installed
    [01/09/10,09:59:19] Not adding product '.NET Framework 2.0 SP2' because it is not currently installed
    [01/09/10,09:59:19] Not adding product '.NET Framework 3.0' because it is not currently installed
    [01/09/10,09:59:19] Not adding product '.NET Framework 3.0 SP1' because it is not currently installed
    [01/09/10,09:59:19] Not adding product '.NET Framework 3.0 SP2' because it is not currently installed
    [01/09/10,09:59:19] Not adding product '.NET Framework 3.5' because it is not currently installed
    [01/09/10,09:59:19] Not adding product '.NET Framework 3.5 SP1' because it is not currently installed

    This seems a little confusing to me but it would appear that I have successfully installed .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 but the .NET Framework 1.1 install (which I did manually and it said it was successful) was not completed successfully. Would you suggest the I re-run the 'clean' tool and then re-install manually the 1.1 and 1.1 SP1 packages?
    Saturday, January 09, 2010 5:19 PM
  • Hi Dcp816,

    Thank you for your post.

    However, the verification tool would only verify .NET Framework 1.0 and .NET Framework 1.1 SP1. The first part of the verification tool's log file shows:

    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Beginning of new SetupVerifier activity logging session
    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Activity log file location: C:\DOCUME~1\HP_ADM~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\setupverifier_main_01-09-10_09.59.18.txt
    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Error log file location: C:\DOCUME~1\HP_ADM~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\setupverifier_errors_01-09-10_09.59.18.txt
    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Build created on December 9, 2009
    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Detected operating system: Windows XP (x86)
    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Install state for .NET Framework 1.0: installed with service pack 3.
    [01/09/10,09:59:18] Install state for .NET Framework 1.1: installed with service pack 1.

    Based on the log files and description, .NET Framework 1.1 with SP1 has been well installed on your machine. You don't need to remove and re-install it again.

    Hope this helps!

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    Welcome to the All-In-One Code Framework! If you have any feedback, please tell us.
    • Marked as answer by dcp816 Monday, January 11, 2010 11:20 PM
    Monday, January 11, 2010 5:39 AM