.NET Framework Install Error

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. Screen Shot  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.

Please advise.
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Have you tried this:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308096 - Windows Installer Service is hanging up the install.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/839547 - Windows Installer Service is hanging up the install.
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2005/08/16/452523.aspx - Access Rights issue on the folder structure.

ohmyselfAuthor Commented:
After I posted the question, I went back and ran Window's Update again only this time I manually selected the optional software area, and chose the missing .NET Framework packages.  Success.  I was able to install .NET 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 SP1.  I guess I was trying to do it the hard way.  Go figure.  Thanks for your recommendation though.

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ohmyselfAuthor Commented:
My solution worked
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