Repairing Microsoft .NET Framework

This document explains how to repair .NET Framework.

Document 5093  ¦  Last updated:  11/09/2016 KMG

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 is a software component that is a part of Microsoft Windows operating systems.  The .NET Framework is a key Microsoft offering and designed for use in most new applications created for the Windows platform.

Problems with .NET Framework can impact the operation of several a la mode programs, including:

  • TOTAL
  • Aurora
  • TOTAL Sketch
  • Vault

Some common errors encountered in a la mode software when Microsoft .NET Framework isn't functioning correctly are:

  • Auroraalamode.MapWiz has encountered a problem and needs to close.
  • TOTAL SketchAn unexpected error occurred while loading the sketcher.

To check for problems with the .NET Framework, first try using Microsoft's repair tool by clicking here.  If the issue is still unresolved, continue with the steps below.

Select your Operating Sytem below for steps to repair the .NET framework.

Windows 8

  1. Press Windows key + Q to pull up All Apps

    Windows key + Q

  2. Search in All Apps for Command Prompt
  3. Right click on Command Prompt and choose Run as Administrator
  4. At the prompt, type in the following command:
    sfc /scannow
  5. This initiates the System File Scan and repairs any damaged system files.
  6. Once the scan is complete, restart your computer.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Close all open applications.
  2. Click the Windows Start button, type cmd into the Start Search field, right-click it and click Run as Administrator.
  3. At the prompt, type in the following command:
    sfc /scannow
  4. This initiates the System File Scan and repairs any damaged system files.
  5. Once the scan is complete, restart your computer.

Windows XP

You will first need to determine what version of Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 you have installed.

  1. Click the Windows Start button, select Run, type control in the Open field and click OK.
  2. In the Control Panel, double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. In the list of Currently installed programs: look for one of these entries:
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1
  4. If you have Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 listed proceed to Step 6.  If you have Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 listed do not proceed through the repair instructions.
    There is NOT a repair function in Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1.  Do NOT proceed through the repair instructions if this is the version installed.
  5. Close all open applications.  Then, click the Windows Start button, select Run, type  msiexec /unregister  in the Open field and click OK.
  6. Click the Windows Start button, select Run, type  msiexec /regserver  in the Open field and click OK.
  7. Click the Windows Start button, select Run, type  control  in the Open field, and click OK.
  8. In the Control Panel, double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  9. Search the list of currently installed programs for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
  10. Select Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 and click Change/Remove.  Then, Select Repair and click Next.  If prompted, restart your computer.

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