I have an XP Home SP3 PC that .NET Framework simply will not install on regardless of the version I try i.e. .NET, .NET 1.0, .NET 1.1, .NET 4.0 all without success. The install process typically goes to 100%, then reports this error.
I have even tried to install .NET Framework 1.1 from within Safe Mode with the same results. I even resorted to MicrosoftFixit50202, without success. I am completely at a loss. This problem originally started when I way trying to address an error that occured when the PC tried to enter hibernation mode. The error stated that .NET 1.1 was preventing the hibernation process from functioning. I uninstalled .NET Framework 1.1 thinking I could turn around and reinstall it to corrrect the problem. It has been three days now without any success. I have run ccleaner, malwarebytes, microsoft security essentials and immunet all without success.