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Quickbooks 2008 Premier Would Not Open. .Net 2.0 framework Service Pack 1 (sp1) and .Net 3.0 framework Service Pack 1 (sp1) would not install.

February 6th, 2008

Problem

Quickbooks 2008 Premier Would Not Open. .Net 2.0 framework Service Pack 1 (sp1) and .Net 3.0 framework Service Pack 1 (sp1) would not install.
Keywords: Quickbooks 2008 Loading Quickbooks, .Net framework 2.0, .Net 3.0 framework, .Net wont uninstall, .Net framework wont install

Platform

Windows XP current service pack and all patches

Symptoms

I had a problem where after a night of Windows Updates, Quickbooks would no longer launch. When you executed Quickbooks, it would come up with Quickbooks Loading….. and then it would go away and nothing would happen. After much searching, everything pointed to the .Net framework not functioning correctly. The windows updates were failing on the service packs for .Net. After trying to install, repair, uninstall the .Net framework and it crashed every time.

Errors Recieved Installing/Uninstalling .Net

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0a: [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0a. MSI returned error code 1603

Fix

So after much searching and research I stumbled on the following two blog’s

http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2005/04/16/408856.aspx

http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2005/04/08/406671.aspx

The second blog has a link to a utility that will remove (uninstall) .Net 1.0, .Net 1.1, .Net 2.0, .Net3.0, and .Net 3.5 frameworks. Becuase this utility is so invaluable, I have downloaded it and am hosting a copy of it in case it gets removed from his blog. However, I would check his blog and download it from his link as he appears to be updating it and you would want to have the latest and greatest. You should also drop him a line if it helps you thanking him.

Back to the fix.

1. So once you download this utility run it and if you are fixing the Quickbooks problem, have it remove .Net 2.0 and .Net 3.0.

2. Reboot your computer.

3. Download : The full Redistributable for .Net 3.5 from http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/0/f/60fc5854-3cb8-4892-b6db-bd4f42510f28/dotnetfx35.exe The .Net framework 3.5 Redistributable includes 2.0, 3.0, 2.0 sp1, and 3.0 sp1.

4. Install the .Net 3.5 Redistributable.

5. Reboot your comptuer. You should be up and running.

This doesnt only fix quicbooks, if you are having any issues with the .Net Framework it will allow you to get running again.

If you uninstall .Net 1.1 the link to the full Redistributable is http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?
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