U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology > Computers
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-23-2018, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
5,818 posts, read 9,211,044 times
Reputation: 11585

Advertisements

After updating windows 10 with the April 2018 update I am getting this error when launching one program.

.NET Framework Initialization Error

Please set registry key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\.NETFramework\InstallRoot to point to the .NET Framework install location

After extensive searches online and attempting all the fixes it seems as if I have to do a repair install of windows (hopefully) or a clean install worst case if I ever want to use that program again.

I have uninstalled and installed the program throwing the error and this did not help.

Has anyone else run into this?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-23-2018, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
3,545 posts, read 5,679,592 times
Reputation: 2654
Does it happen to say what version of the .NET Framework it wants?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-23-2018, 10:08 AM
 
40,201 posts, read 41,799,403 times
Reputation: 16748
In the start menu under Windows System right click command prompt and select "Run as administrator". Enter this command:


sfc /scannow


That checks and will repair windows files and AFAIK it works for NET Framework installations. It may or may not fix it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-23-2018, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
5,818 posts, read 9,211,044 times
Reputation: 11585
Quote:
Originally Posted by thecoalman View Post
In the start menu under Windows System right click command prompt and select "Run as administrator". Enter this command:


sfc /scannow


That checks and will repair windows files and AFAIK it works for NET Framework installations. It may or may not fix it.
I tried that as well as various .net framework repair tools. I seem to be missing this in the registry-
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\.NETFramewor k.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-23-2018, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
5,818 posts, read 9,211,044 times
Reputation: 11585
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skunk Workz View Post
Does it happen to say what version of the .NET Framework it wants?
It doesn't say but I will try to contact the software support and ask.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-23-2018, 12:52 PM
 
28,611 posts, read 40,594,929 times
Reputation: 37281
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wartrace View Post
I tried that as well as various .net framework repair tools. I seem to be missing this in the registry-
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\.NETFramewor k.

Mr. Obvious here. Then add it to the registry?

Not meant as a slam.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-23-2018, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
5,818 posts, read 9,211,044 times
Reputation: 11585
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tek_Freek View Post
Mr. Obvious here. Then add it to the registry?

Not meant as a slam.
I appreciate the suggestion. I know just enough to be dangerous when it comes to messing with the registry.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-23-2018, 04:31 PM
 
40,201 posts, read 41,799,403 times
Reputation: 16748
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wartrace View Post
It doesn't say but I will try to contact the software support and ask.

You try to look up what version of .NET it needs and then uninstall and reinstall that version of .NET
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-23-2018, 04:51 PM
 
28,611 posts, read 40,594,929 times
Reputation: 37281
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wartrace View Post
I appreciate the suggestion. I know just enough to be dangerous when it comes to messing with the registry.
It really is straightforward. The most important thing is to Click on the File menu then Export before doing anything. That way if it gets wonky you import that saved file and the changes are gone.

Windows key+R then type regedit
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-23-2018, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
5,818 posts, read 9,211,044 times
Reputation: 11585
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tek_Freek View Post
It really is straightforward. The most important thing is to Click on the File menu then Export before doing anything. That way if it gets wonky you import that saved file and the changes are gone.

Windows key+R then type regedit
Thanks; I appreciate your taking the time to help. I will attempt this before I try anything else.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology > Computers
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top