troubleshooting Question

Can't install or uninstall .net framework 1.1

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Asta CuFlag for United States of America asked on
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System has a number of problems, after a bad cloning and upgrade to XP Pro SP2 .... Java applets a problem (different issue, same system and another Q in this TA on that) and .net framework 1.1....

Tried to do WindowsUpdate to add the most recent service pack for .net framework .... never completes, always fails.  Tried removing it using the add/remove process but also always fails, is there but tells me it's not installed .... ?

Check this information from Microsoft, but still leaves me in the same place.  

Installation Repair
You may need to repair your installation of the .NET Framework after upgrading your operating system or if the system becomes corrupted.

To repair the .NET Framework
Obtain the original installation source. For example, if you installed the .NET Framework from CD or DVD, insert the disk. Or, if you downloaded the .NET Framework, download again and choose to save to disk. If you installed from a network share, reconnect.
On the Start menu, choose Run.
For Windows 98 and Windows Me type:
command
For Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP or later, type:
cmd
In the command window, type the following:
n:\<Installation Source>\dotnetfx.exe /t:%temp% /c:"msiexec.exe /fvecms %temp%\netfx.msi"


For example:
d:\dotNetFramework\dotnetfx.exe /t:%temp% /c:"msiexec.exe /fvecms %temp%\netfx.msi"
To repair a .NET Framework Language Pack
Obtain the original installation source. For example, if you installed the .NET Framework Language Pack from CD or DVD, insert the disk. Or, if you downloaded the .NET Framework Language Pack, download again and choose to save to disk. If you installed from a network share, reconnect.
On the Start menu, choose Run.
For Windows 98 and Windows Me type:
command
For Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP or later, type:
cmd
In the command window, type the following:
n:\<Installation Source>\langpack.exe /t:%temp% /c:"msiexec.exe /fvecms %temp%\langpack.msi"


For example:
d:\dotNetFramework\langpack.exe /t:%temp% /c:"msiexec.exe /fvecms %temp%\langpack.msi"


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Again, when I try the uninstall, it tells me that it can't be done, product not installed, yet resides in the add/remove process.

When I try to install the WindowsUpdate service pack, get errors and points here:
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework, Version 1.1 Service Pack 1 (KB886903)
A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system running the Microsoft .NET Framework and gain access to restricted data. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
How to Uninstall
This software update can be removed via Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.
Help and support
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=38537 

Installation error message from WindowsUpdate is:
The upgrade cannot be installed by the Windows Installer Service because the program to be upgraded may be missing or the upgrade patch may be a  different version of the program.  Verify that the program to be upgraded exists on your computer and that you have the correct upgrade patch.

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Thanks,
Asta
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