.NET Framework Initialization Error RRS feed

  • Question

  • Anytime I try to reinstall .Net Framework it errors and anytime I try to run several programs I get this error  Please set registry key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\.NETFramework\InstallRoot to point to the .NETFrame work install location.  I have no idea what this means or how to fix this issue.  It went from working fine one day to not working atll now.

    Thursday, May 29, 2008 4:48 AM


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  • 1) Scan your system for any viruses.

    2) Have you tried to reinstall the .NET Framework? if so, what happens?


    Thursday, May 29, 2008 8:22 PM
  • I've scanned for viruses and none were found in any files on my pc.  I have tried to uninstall and reinstall .Net Framework and when I do I get Error 25007. Error occurred while initalizing fusion. Setup could not load fusion with LoadLibraryShim(). Error: 0x80131702. When I get this error, it gives me the choice to retry, which never works or cancel with uninstalls the program. Occasionally  it will install fully, but most of the time after I try to install it I get that Error message, but either way even if it does manage to install I still get the .NET Framwork Initialization Error.
    • Proposed as answer by Julia Schneider Thursday, September 25, 2008 6:07 PM
    Friday, May 30, 2008 4:26 AM
  • Hi

    You can use the .NET Framework uninstall CleanUp tool to completely remove it from your machine http://astebner.sts.winisp.net/Tools/dotnetfx_cleanup_tool.zip. To answer your first question about the Registry keys issues, please follow the steps listed out in http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2006/09/04/739820.aspx to repair file and registry permissions.

    Saurabh Gupta, PM, CFx, MSFT
    Saturday, May 31, 2008 12:30 AM