Error 5000 HotFixInstaller

I have Windows XP Professional on my laptop and the WIndows Updates tell me that I need to install the .NET FRamewrok 3.5 sp1 and Family package revisions but it downloads fine and when I try to install it it fails. I went into the event viewer and I see an error 500 HotFixInstaller and this is what it says : EventType visualstudio8setup, P1 microsoft .net framework 2.0-kb958481, P2 1033, P3 1612, P4 msi, P5 f, P6 9.0.31211.0, P7 install, P8 x86, P9 xp, P10 0.

Is there a way to start from scratch and delete all the .net Frameworks and reinstall them or anything I can do?

Thank you in advance.
Nancy VillaDirector of ITAsked:
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Adam LeinssConnect With a Mentor Senior Desktop EngineerCommented:
Was this the tool you used: http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/pages/8904493.aspx ?
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Adam LeinssSenior Desktop EngineerCommented:
Well, yes, there is the .NET cleanup tool, but did you try removing version 3.5 from add/remove programs?  I would try doing that before running a tool that "hacks" all the files out of the system by force.
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Nancy VillaDirector of ITAuthor Commented:
Yes I actually tried both removing it from add/remove programs and it fails and also with the cleanup tool but the cleanup tool doesn't find the .net framework installation even though I can see them in the add/remove programs
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Nancy VillaDirector of ITAuthor Commented:
Nope, I wil try that one.
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Nancy VillaDirector of ITAuthor Commented:
i removed all the version until 3.5 but the 3.5 sp1 didn't get deleted, ii think is corrupted because I cannot remove it or reinstall it. That is the one that has been giving me problems
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Adam LeinssSenior Desktop EngineerCommented:
If the brute force tool doesn't work, you'll probably need to try a repair of the OS.
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Nancy VillaDirector of ITAuthor Commented:
I used the tool and removed all versions of .net framework and then reinstall each one again and when it asked me to reboot I did it. After all the installations i was able to install all remaining updates.
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Nancy VillaDirector of ITAuthor Commented:
Thank you! That tool worked.
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Adam LeinssSenior Desktop EngineerCommented:
Glad you got it working!
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grandhfCommented:
Thank you! This solution work for me as well.
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