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Couldn't open & install some .exe files [Help]

  1. #1


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1

    How do I fix Corrupted Microsoft .Net Files on windows 8.1


    HI,

    Recently I have upgraded my windows 8 into windows 8.1.Once upon a time I had messed up with .net frameworks & deleted all of it's folders while fixing something.Then I have re-installed .net framework 4.5.2 version.But I am facing some problems now.

    Issues:

    1) Following .exe files are not opening in my laptop

    - Both AMD & Intel graphics driver software is not opening
    - Razer Gamebooster & handbrake tool is not opening

    2) Eventviewer is not working which displays some errors after opening it

    3) I could not able to install some .exe files which does not display any errors


    Note: I could not able to install .net version 4 . While installing it displays 'Same version or higher version has been already installed'
    How do I fix this problem? Why some .exe files are not opening & installing in my PC?

    System Info:
    Directx 11
    .Net framework 4.5.2
    Windows 8.1 Single Language

    Solution
    OS: Windows 8.1 Single Language Edition

    I have solved this problem after one month & Found a solution myself.I have realized that .Net files are corrupted. I re-installed everything & tried SFC Scan, DISM Methods but none of them worked.And also I could not Proceed 'Refresh my PC' after upgrading from windows 8 to windows 8.1

    Steps I followed to Resolve this Problem

    You can find .Net Installation Folders here.

    C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft.NET


    Before Proceeding I have taken backup of .Net Folders Which I mentioned above.To resolve this issue I have deleted those .Net files after entering into SafeMode

    1) I have installed 'Windows 8.1 Single Language Edition' Virtually in my VMware Workstation by using ISO
    2) After installing that, I have Copied .Net Installation Folders from that Virtual Machine OS in VMware
    3) Then I have Pasted that .Net Folders from my Virtual machine to my Host Machine(Original OS) at this following path
    C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft.NET

    4) Now Everything is Working fine


    P.S: Thanks for Eight Forums members who spent their valuable time & tried to help me.
    Last edited by arul; 22 Jan 2015 at 02:26.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    Kindly help me to solve this issue
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  3. #3


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I have several versions of the net framework---

    Click image for larger version

    All I know to do is try these commands in an administrator command prompt.
    You can let them run in the background.
    Other than that, restoring or reinstalling your OS are options to consider.
    Or wait for other responses with better options.

    CMDs to run---

    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
    sfc /scannow
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    sfc /scannow

    In that order.
    Then reboot.
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  4. #4



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,288
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Did you uninstall .NET or just "deleted" them as you wrote. You should never delete program folders until the program is uninstalled. Your system probably sees the registry settings and .dll(dynamic link libraries) that point to nowhere now. Go to this thread to post #2 and follow Davids' instructions using an elevated command prompt.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    David Bailey : Hey actually I am also having latest .net version.I dont know why some .exe files are not working. I feel that re-installing OS is not a good idea. Recently I have upgraded my windows 8 to windows 8.1.I took more than 2 days to upgrading process.So I might loose win 8.1.You can check screenshot of .net .And also eventviewer is not working in my PC

    .Net Version Info
    Click image for larger versionClick image for larger version

    Eventviewer Errors:
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    Cliff S :I actually dont know how to uninstall .net versions.So I have deleted some of .net framework folders from this path 'C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET'. After that I have re-installed latest versions of .net framework.You can check above screenshots for POC. I want to figure out why my eventmanager & also some .exe is not working in my PC?
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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    This is more complex than I can deal with.
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  7. #7



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,288
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Follow Davids' instructions(David it looks like you were faster posting than I was, I sent him to where you had helped some one else) and that should repair your mmc snap-ins at least. This can happen when dll's get corrupted or when using a theme patcher for shell themes.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Follow Davids' instructions(David it looks like you were faster posting than I was, I sent him to where you had helped some one else) and that should repair your mmc snap-ins at least. This can happen when dll's get corrupted or when using a theme patcher for shell themes.
    Are You talking about this CMD's? Will it fix my problems?

    CMDs to run---

    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
    sfc /scannow
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
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  9. #9


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    This is more complex than I can deal with.
    Yeah !! I had been messed up more than one week to find a solution for this. I couldn't. So I decided to register a new account in eightforums & created this thread. I hope that this forum members will give solution for this problem.

    P.S: Worst Part is, I have downloaded 20GB game (Dragon Age-Inquisition) which I could not able to install it's setup due to this problem
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  10. #10


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You do not delete or uninstall .net frameworks.
    You remove the checks to turn them off.
    Keep the checks to turn them on.

    If you deleted anything, you messed up.

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