My problem started when Win Live OneCare failed to initialize (I have a back-up made using one-care and cannot restore it now since OneCare cannot initialize).
I tried to uninstall the version I have and download the newest version from Microsoft website (Trial version), but this didnt solve the problem. My Win Live OneCare originally installed [i.e. before insalling the trial version] is a premium version (I still have 8 months left before my subscription expires).
Error Message (appears upon trying to open the newly installed up-to-date version Win Live OneCare):
WinSSUI.exe Application Error
The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135). Click Ok to terminate the application.
By doing some research on the net, I find out that the problem above is mainly due to .Net Framework (In fact, this was the reason for which I was deciding to restore my system backup to get back to the time where .Net Framework- based applications were working properly).
Therefore I ran dotnetfx_cleanup_tool, and the clean-up operation was successful (as per the message I got).
I tried to install at this step Dotnetfx35-Full-Package, the installation always fail.
I tried to install .Net Framework 1.1 package and I received the below errors:
1- Error Messages related to .Net Framework 1.1 package setup:
Error one: Microsoft .Net framework has ended prematurely. If this persists, please contact product support.
Error two: Microsoft .Net framework setup failed. If this problem continues, contact product support services.
Error three: Microsoft .Net services installation utility has stopped working.
I tried to run a software to fix the registry. It didnt solve the issue.
I tried to find a bootable version of OneCare through which I can restore my backup, but failed to find one.
Please note that Im running genuine Win Vista Ultimate 32-bit Edition (SP1) on a 3-GB RAM Toshiba Satellite Laptop.
I have all the critical updates issued by Microsoft installed until the end of Jan 09. After that there is an update among others (which I think is related to updating .Net Framework) stucks at step 3 of 3 and a loop starts of re-starting the computer automatically and showing this step 3 of 3 running. I put an end to this by restoring the laptop (using Win Vista Installation CD Repair section) to the stage before downloading/installing Feb updates.
Note: I couldnt restore the system further back to get rid of my problem (where the Onecare was functioning without problems).
I tried all the solutions suggested by the below links but none worked for me:
Expert Exchange Links:
Microsoft Support Links:
Any other suggestions, knowing that I dont want to end-up formatting my laptop. Kindly make your suggested solution in an easy to understand language and in a stepwise mode (if applicable) since Im good in PCs stuff but NOT a Wiz.
Thanks in advance for your support.