.Net Framework 3.5 not installing with VisualStudio8Setup error On WinXP RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm trying to install .NET 3.5 on WinXP SP3  and I get a Visual Studio Error.

    EventType : visualstudio8setup     P1 : 35101     
    P2 : 3.5.30729.01_orcas_x86_net     P3 : pr     P4 : inst     P5 : f     
    P6 : gencomp209     P7 : baseret_failure     P8 : -     P9 : 1603     P10 : -

    I've been looking at other threads with similar problems but I'm having major internet hassles and it takes me forever to see anything..

    So far I didn't find a fix for my problem.  I did find a thread a couple of years old about a very similar problem: with WIC.  I had that problem back then. I fixed that. Following that thread.  And now I've got this.

    I'm currently trying to download the 3.5 full install from but, as I said, internet problems of some kind. It's just not coming down and the page itself seems incomplete - like there's no colour and there's no download button, just all the text.  I appear to get something happening when I click on the text for

    Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1

    but nothing comes down.

    Would this be the way for me to go to attack this problem?

    What about attempting an uninstall of whatever .NET frameworks might currently be installed?

    Saturday, February 1, 2014 10:52 PM


  • Hi abrogard,

    Uninstall all version of .NET may not solve your issue. You can try this tool to see if you can repair currently installation.

    If you have network or webbrowser problem, you may try download .Net 3.5 full package from here:

    If it still don't work, actually from your description you have a OS problem first. Could you please fix that first?

    You may need to do the following:

    1. Your graphic driver may needs to be update

    2. Your OS may have problem and you have to repair it.

    You can consult the second question on end user forum:


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    Monday, February 3, 2014 5:36 AM