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How to fix common .Net Framework error codes?

Published on December 31st, 2021 Updated: April 11th, 2022

Common Net Framework error codes are usually the result of a corrupt or missing installation of the .NET Framework. This can happen for a number of reasons, including an incomplete or failed installation, an incorrect uninstallation, or corrupt or missing files. The most common error code is 0x80070003, which indicates a missing or corrupt installation of the .NET Framework. Other common error codes include 0x80070002 (indicating a corrupt or missing installation of the .NET Framework), and 0x80070057 (indicating an incorrect uninstallation of the .NET Framework).

If you didn't find success with an option above, then try:

  1. Uninstall and reinstall the .NET Framework:
    • Uninstall the .NET Framework from your computer
    • Download and install the .NET Framework from Microsoft
  2. Repair the .NET Framework:
    • Run the .NET Framework Repair tool
  3. Change the .NET Framework version:
    • Change the .NET Framework version in the registry
    • Change the .NET Framework version in the machine.config file
  4. Reinstall Visual Studio:
    • Uninstall Visual Studio
    • Download and install Visual Studio